Man beaten in the head with baseball bat dies from injuries

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) —  A man who was assaulted with a bat at the V.A. Softball fields over the weekend has died.

Police said 23-year-old Demond Hughes was beaten in the head with a baseball bat Saturday. He died Wednesday from his injures; his death is being ruled a homicide.

Hughes had a fight with 34-year-old Jermaine Campbell which lead to the assault, police said.

Campbell was arrested Sunday for aggravated assault. His charges will now be upgraded to murder.

The suspect is still out on bond from the original aggravated assault charge

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