HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – An elderly Beaver County man who was beaten and robbed inside his home last month has died.
Daniel Santia, 82, was bound, gagged and beaten inside his Hopewell Township home in April.
Beau Chermer, Joseph Arlott and Samantha Greno were all charged with the assault.
The Beaver County Coroner ruled that Santia died from severe head trauma.
Hopewell Township Police say that’s the evidence they need to charge Chermer and Arlott with homicide.
Police say the men sprayed Santia in the face with an unknown substance when he answered the door.
They reportedly forced their way in and beat him in the head and body with a miniature baseball bat, pushed him down some stairs and stole his car, jewelry and money.
“All over his body he was bruised and he had some lacerations on his arm and he was left in the basement for, you know, at least 15 hours without any help,” Hopewell Township Police Chief Gene Ungarean said.