Family, friends say goodbyes to man beaten to death

Family and friends of Robert Lopez gathered today for a final farewell after he was beaten to death.

Lopez died last week after getting attacked outside of Sal?s Bar on May 24.

Police have arrested two men, James McGeechan, and Benis Melendez, in connection to the attack. They are charged with assault, but Lopez?s family says the charges should be upgraded.

A spokesman for the office of the district attorney says a decision on upgrading the charges could come next week, when the suspects are due back in court.

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