ASHEBORO, N.C. (WXII) -- A 26-year-old man is charged with murder after an assault victim died from his injuries Sunday.
Asheboro Police say Darrell Wayne Turner Jr., of Randleman, was arrested Sunday for second-degree murder.
The alleged assault occurred on July 23 around 11:30 p.m. at Lucky's Bar on East Dixie Drive in Asheboro.
WGHP reports a Lucky's employee summoned two Asheboro officers after a fight inside the bar. Witnesses told officers that Turner had punched Rodney S. Duncan, 38, of Siler City, with a closed fist, causing Duncan to lose consciousness and fall.
Duncan was taken to a nearby medical facility and died Sunday morning as a result of his injuries.
Turner was originally charged with assault inflicting serious bodily injury, but is now charged with second-degree murder.