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Pat Mahaney 'boredom beating': Autopsy on North College Hill victim done

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CINCINNATI - The physical autopsy on Pat Mahaney, the North College Hill "boredom beating" victim, is done but the county coroner is not ready to rule on whether he died as a result of being beaten by six teens in August 2012.

County prosecutor Joe Deters is waiting for that before deciding whether to file additional charges against the teens.

Hamilton County Coroner Dr. Lakshmi K. Sammarco said she is awaiting further test results and investigative information before assigning a cause and manner of death.

The teens allegedly said they attacked Mahaney, 46,  because they were bored and were looking for something to do.

Three of the teens, who were 13 to 14 years old at the time of the attack, pleaded guilty to felonious assault in March. The other cases are being tried separately in juvenile court.

The teens were originally indicted under a serious youth offenders statute that allows them to be sentenced either as juveniles or adults.

Mahaney died Friday at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He had been living as a recluse in his home since the attack.

North College Hill Police Chief Gary Foust said the juveniles jumped Mahaney from behind, hit him in the head and knocked him to the ground with a six-pack of beer he had just purchased.

"As they were approaching the individual they actually discussed this event, before actually doing the event," Foust said.

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