OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A man accused of severely beating his 68-year-old mother in her Oakland home now faces a murder charge after his mom died of injuries related to the November attack.
The Oakland Tribune reports that prosecutors amended the complaint Tuesday against 38-year-old Shinichi Daniel Tessien to include a count of murder. He also faces a charge of charge of cruelty to an elder with likely great bodily injury or death.
After the Nov. 7 assault, Goswami was taken to an Oakland hospital with major head and internal injuries and never regained consciousness.
Officials say she died of blunt force trauma in a Marin hospital Sunday.
The suspect has been in custody since November and is scheduled to enter a plea Friday.
Authorities say Tessien has a history of mental problems.