Lynchburg man dies following November assault

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LYNCHBURG (WSLS 10) - A Lynchburg man is dead following an assault.

Lynchburg police say 45-year-old Robert Eugene Thorton died at Lynchburg General Hospital on Saturday.

Officers responded to the hospital on November 19, 2015 to investigate his injuries and determined they were the result of an assault.

During Thorton's hospital stay, police say, his condition continued to deteriorate.

Following his death, an autopsy was performed. The medical examiner has ruled Thorton's death a homicide.

The police investigation is ongoing.