A POST mortem revealed an elderly man who was beaten in his Merseyside home died of natural causes.
Harold Dean, 96, was being treated in hospital after suffering serious head and back injuries during the assault.
But he lost his fight for life on Tuesday.
Emergency services were called to Mr Dean’s house in Freshfield Close, Huyton, a week ago.
Mr Dean was a dad-of-three and had two surviving children – a daughter and son.
He also leaves eight grand-children and seven great-grandchildren.
Maria Spencer, 50, of Chestnut Road, Walton, appeared at Liverpool magistrates court last Friday charged with wounding with intent following the incident. The case was sent to crown court for December 14 and Spencer was remanded in custody.