A 36-year-old man is due to re-appear in Lismore Local Court today where he will be charged with murder over a head-stomping attack at Tweed Heads early in the month.
About 11am on Sunday 1 July a 42-year-old man was driven to Tweed Heads Hospital by a man in a blue Holden Commodore.
The man, who was unconscious and suffering serious head injuries, was treated by hospital staff and later transferred to the Gold Coast Hospital in a critical condition.
Detectives from Tweed/Byron LAC established the man was assaulted at a house in Dry Dock Road, Tweed Heads, earlier that day.
During the incident the 42-year-old man was punched to the head a number of times and fell to the ground where he was stomped on before a number of witnesses intervened.
The 36-year-old man was initially arrested and charged with grievous bodily harm with intent and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
He was refused bail and was remanded in custody.
About 5am yesterday the victim died in Gold Coast Hospital and the charges were upgraded to murder.