MARBLE FALLS, Texas (KXAN) - A 70-year-old Marble Falls man died from injuries he suffered in a June attack that left him in a coma for weeks.
The man died Thursday and now family members are pleading for anyone who knows the whereabouts of his killer to come forward.
Police said the assault happened June 22 in Marble Falls when the victim was walking to a nearby corner store. It was a walk he was very familiar with.
But this time, he came home bloody with a blow to the head. His family said he was robbed for the $10 in his pocket.
"We really want to find out who did it," stepson Isidro Castillo said."It was senseless."
After spending six weeks in a coma, the man passed away.
"We've been dealing with being happy one minute, being sad the next," Castillo added. "It's been like a roller coaster of emotions."
Police describe the suspect as a large-built Hispanic male who could pose a future danger to the community.
"The charges are no longer an aggravated robbery, the charges are now capital murder," said Capt. Glenn Hanson with the Marble Falls Police Department, "because his death is related to his injury and occurred in the commission of a felony."
Police have reached out to small businesses and an area church but so far, the ongoing investigation has turned up few leads and mounting frustration.
"We got a murderer walking on the streets," Castillo said. "If he's going to attack a senior citizen I'm sure he'll do it to youngsters too, you know. So anybody can be a victim."
Meanwhile his family has started to make funeral arrangements, but they say they won't rest until justice for served.
Marble Falls police say this is the first murder since August of 2007. They ask anyone who might have information about the incident that occurred near the 1500 block of 9th Street to call police at 830-693-3611 or text anonymously to "TIP411" or 847411.
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