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2008-10-14MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

Akin Killing?

Now… two suspects are in custody- and one of them is the victim's uncle.

The St. Joseph police say 26 year old Stephen Akin told police last Monday he'd been beaten by his uncle… 49 year old Kenneth Akin… and a co-worker of his uncle's.. 27 year old Dallas Cox.

On Wednesday, the apparent victim was brought into the emergency room complaining of head pain.

After spending the weekend in intensive care, Akin died.

Now… both his Uncle Kenneth and Cox are in custody on second degree assault charges. Those charges were filed before Akin died.

Today an autopsy is being performed… and the results could determine if the charges against the 2 Savannah men will be upgraded.