St. Louis man charged with assault after fight kills victim

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - A St. Louis man is now facing assault charges after police say he beat and kicked another man in the head during a fight.

Police say Ricky Vellmer, 56, got into a fight with the victim earlier on Tuesday, throwing him to the ground, and then hitting and kicking him in the head.

The victim, Michael Johnson, suffered severe internal bleeding of the brain and eventually died of his injuries on Wednesday. More charges could follow.