Men accused in brutal beating back in court

Two men accused of brutally beating a man outside a Yonkers bar were back in court today.

Robert Lopez, 50, died last week after he was beaten and kicked outside Sal?s bar on Nepperhan Avenue.

Lopez was the brother of longtime mayoral aide Lorraine Lopez.

The two suspects, Benis Melendez and James McGeechan, have been charged with assault.

The case was adjourned until later this month, when persecutors say the charges could be upgraded to homicide.

Family, friends say goodbyes to man beaten to death Family of man beaten to death vows to seek justiceBrother of longtime Yonkers mayoral aide diesFamily of beating victim thanks Yonkers police for making arrests

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