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Man dies from injuries suffered in Indianapolis as infant in 1988

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A 34-year-old man died Saturday from injuries suffered on the west side as a 2-month-old in 1988, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said Monday.

On Jan. 6, 1988, officers were sent to the 500 block of South Vine Street on a report of injuries to infant Patrick Mitchell. That is between West Washington and Bertha streets.

John Coleman, who was 22 at the time, was arrested in connection with the incident and convicted of battery resulting in seriously bodily injury.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office ruled Mitchell’s death Saturday a homicide.

IMPD will present the case to the Marion County Coroner’s Office, which will determine whether Coleman will be charged with murder. Double jeopardy may prevent the filing of additional charges.