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Suspect Arrested After Man He Beat Dies In The Bronx

By Sybile Penhirin | February 26, 2016 4:04pm
 Jamaal Williams, 33, was due back to Bronx criminal court Friday.
Jamaal Williams, 33, was due back to Bronx criminal court Friday.
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THE BRONX — A fist fight between two Olinville men has been ruled a homicide after one of the men died, according to the medical examiner.

Jamaal Williams, 33, beat up Edwardo Medina, also 33, striking him in the chest and face on Feb. 19 outside a Bronx building at 666 E. 233rd St. around 3 p.m., police said.

Medina was found unresponsive and transferred to a local hospital where he was declared dead.

Williams then went to work, showing up at his housekeeping job, leaving Medina bleeding from the mouth on the sidewalk, according to the Daily News. 

Williams, who lives in Olinville, was arrested later that day and was arraigned on charges of assault and harassment last Sunday after police officers recovered surveillance footage from the scene.

He was released on a $1,500 bail.

A few days later, the medical examiner determined Medina died of blunt impact injuries “of head and extremities and compression to the chest” and ruled Medina’s death a homicide.

Williams is due back to Bronx criminal court on Friday. His lawyer's information was not immediately available.

The Bronx District Attorney office did not immediately say if the charges against him were going to be upgraded.