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Oct 19, 2010 11:06 AM by Nichole Larkey

New York Police: 77-year-old is Beaten for Comics, Dies

MEDINA, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a 77-year-old New York man was beaten as thieves broke into his home to steal his valuable comic book collection and later died of a heart attack.
Medina Police Chief Jose Avila said Tuesday that
Homer Marciniak did not suffer life-threatening injuries in the beating but had a heart attack later that day. He
died soon after.
Seventeen-year-old Juan Javier and 41-year-old Rico Vendetti, both of Rochester, have been charged with burglary in the July 5 theft.
They are not charged with beating Marciniak. Avila says they won't be charged with murder, but more charges are pending.
Vendetti is free on $100,000 bail. Javier was arraigned Monday and is jailed on $100,000 bail. Avila didn't know whether they had lawyers.


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