Attack victim died of natural causes

Last updated 07:40 20/11/2012
Home invasion victim Jack Morrissey, 82
KEVIN STENT/Fairfax NZ
ATTACKED: Jack Morrissey, 82, was afraid he would suffer a head injury during an assault in his Wainuiomata home.

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Bashing victim Jack Morrissey died from a pre-existing medical condition and not as a result of the attack on him.

Mr Morrissey, 82, was found dead at his home in Wainuiomata on Friday, less than a month after he was attacked in a home invasion on October 23.

An autopsy indicated Mr Morrissey died of pre-existing medical conditions.

But son Paul said: "You don't have to be a rocket scientist to see it [the home invasion] was a catalyst for a speedy decline in health."

Two teens aged 18 and 14 have been jointly charged with committing aggravated burglary.

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