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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A 96-year-old Buffalo church deacon who was severely beaten during a home invasion last year has died.

Local media outlets report that Levi Clayton died early Wednesday. It wasn't immediately known if the cause of death was linked to the injuries he suffered during the break-in at his Buffalo home last November.

Police say Clayton suffered a broken jaw and other serious injuries when three people forced their way into his house on the night of Nov. 24.

Video from surveillance cameras mounted outside the house showed Clayton tossing a lamp out of a window while trying to keep the intruders at bay.

The retired autoworker and World War II veteran spent several weeks in the hospital after the attack. An 18-year-old man is the only person charged in the home invasion.

 

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