Update: Austin Holford, Luke Pelham face murder charges after beating victim dies

Update: Last week, we told you about the baseball bat beating of Boulder's Aaron Tuneberg; see our previous coverage below. Now, unfortunately, Tuneberg has died from his injuries. As a result, the charges against Austin Holford, seen here, and Luke Pelham, a pair of eighteen-year-olds previously arrested for the assault, have been upgraded to first-degree murder for what allegedly began as a quest to steal an Xbox.

Pelham, though, is being portrayed as a dupe who was manipulated into taking a passive role in the tragedy.

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