Faribault, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Faribault man is now facing a murder charge after the man he allegedly beat in a road rage incident died from his injuries.

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A statement from Rice County Attorney John Fossum says 52-year-old Leslie Sanders was initially charged with first-degree assault for repeatedly punching 79-year-old Larry Meyers near Dundas on June 27. 

Rice County Attorney's Office
Rice County Attorney's Office

Meyers was initially taken to a Northfield hospital before being transferred for further care for a significant brain injury in Minneapolis. He was taken off life support and died on Wednesday, the statement says.

Sanders is now charged with second-degree murder, first-degree assault and third-degree assault. Records show Sanders was initially released on a $100,000 conditional bond on July 1 but was booked back into the Rice County Jail on July 7. 

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