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Man dies 7 months after being assaulted during a convenience store robbery in Minneapolis

The 24 year old tried to leave Buzz Mart in Minneapolis when he was assaulted.

A man who suffered critical head trauma in a robbery at a Minneapolis convenience store last year has died, and the man charged with assaulting him is now facing murder charges. 

According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, Lance Kenneth Grant, 24, of Brooklyn Park, died on June 27 – seven months after being assaulted during a robbery at Buzz Mart in downtown Minneapolis on Nov. 27, 2017. 

His cause of death was from complications of a blunt force head injury. 

Terry Williams, 29, of St. Paul was facing attempted murder charges for the assault, but those charges have now been upgraded to second-degree murder. 

Investigators say Williams punched Grant in the face when he attempted to leave the convenience store, which is next to the Warehouse District light rail stop, during the robbery.

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Grant fell to the ground and appeared to be unconscious, at which point Williams is accused of repeatedly punching him in the face and stomping his head before leaving the scene. 

Minneapolis police found Grant with severe head trauma. He was rushed to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment. 

Williams has remained jailed since Nov. 29, 2017. 

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