CINCINNATI (AP) — An autopsy says the death of an Ohio man is apparently unrelated to his brutal beating nearly a year ago by what police said was a group of bored teens.
The Hamilton County Coroner's office on Monday said that 46-year-old Pat Mahaney died of natural causes "with no residual physical effects from that beating."
Police say six teens, all 13 and 14, say they attacked Mahaney last August because they were bored and looking for something to do.
The beating shook the quiet Cincinnati suburb of North College Hill and led a white supremacist group to hold a rally along one of its main drags, calling the beating a hate crime; Mahaney was white and the teens are black.
Police say race didn't appear to be a factor.