South Side man dies 9 years after attack with ‘broom handles’

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The death of a South Side man who was assaulted in 2007 in Washington Park has been ruled a homicide.

Robert Bishop, 78, died Monday at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy Saturday found he died of complications of traumatic brain injury from an assault with “broom handles and sharp objects” on May 8, 2007, in the 5100 block of South Calumet Avenue, the block where he lived.

The medical examiner’s office said someone was in custody in connection with the assault.

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