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Man Dies After Assault In Cedar City

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — A 59-year-old man has died from injuries suffered in an assault in Cedar City.

Police say Bryan Mellor died at a Las Vegas hospital on Friday, two days after he was kicked and stomped outside an apartment complex.

Thirty-year-old Brandon Sappington was arrested at the scene for investigation of attempted murder, assault of an officer and interfering with an arrest.

Witnesses reported seeing Sappington kicking and stomping Mellor while he was lying on the ground Wednesday.

Police say additional or amended charges may be filed against him by Iron County prosecutors.

Officers say they don’t know what led to the confrontation.

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