In In the Courts by Clyde Mooney

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Two nineteen-year-olds have been charged with murder after a 46-year-old man died as a result of injuries sustained outside the Slug ‘n’ Lettuce on Saturday morning.

Police were called to the ALH pub in Parafield Gardens, in northern Adelaide, around 12:40am, finding people attempting to help a man with serious head injuries.

Paramedics transported him to Royal Adelaide Hospital in critical condition, but he passed away later that day.

Two men from nearby Paralowie were arrested at the scene. Both were initially charged with aggravated assault causing serious harm, but on Saturday afternoon Chief Inspector Darren Fielke made a statement that the situation had progressed.

“Both men have now had their previous assault charges upgraded to murder.”

Northern District detectives are conducting an investigation, and believe there was an altercation between the victim and the two teens outside of the venue. They say no weapons were involved.

The Slug has a fairly large parking lot, but CCTV did reportedly capture footage, which police are reviewing.

The young men were refused bail, to appear at a future date before Elizabeth Magistrates Court.