Man dies of injuries from assault after July home invasion


COLUMBUS. Ga – (WRBL) – A Columbus man has died due to his injuries from an assault and home invasion in July.

According to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan, 62-year-old Raymond LaPlante, died at 9:05 a.m. on November 21 at a Columbus Speciality Hospital.

The assault came due to a home invasion happened in the 2800 block of Ramsey Road on July 1.

Bryan says LaPlante was initially transported Piedmont Emergency where he was unresponsive due to a brain bleed. Bryan says he had surgery to relieve pressure. He stayed there until July 26 until he was transported to Columbus Speciality hospital.

Bryan says during his stay he was awake but not oriented and continued to decline. Eventually, the family made him a “do not resuscitate” patient.

LaPlante will be sent for autopsy tomorrow.

*This story has been edited after the coroner provided corrected details about the case.*

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