Southeast Texas man indicted in death of father

June 1, 2012 7:21:18 AM PDT
An assault charge against a Southeast Texas man has been upgraded to capital murder in the death of his father months after being attacked.

A Nueces County grand jury on Thursday indicted 30-year-old Joshua Atwood of Portland. Atwood was jailed Friday with bond set at $501,000. He's also charged with resisting arrest.

Police say Atwood originally was charged with aggravated assault in last July's attack on 52-year-old Todd Atwood during a burglary.

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports the father suffered head trauma and was in a coma until his April death.

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