Murder rap after heart attack death
Published 04/06/2011 | 05:22
A 14-year-old California boy has been charged with murder after prosecutors said a robbery attempt led a market owner to have a fatal heart attack.
Dong Suk Kang died after the boy tried to steal two bottles of vodka from the store in Oakland and a struggle ensued.
When the teenager fled, Mr Kang jumped in his car to give chase and lost consciousness a few roads away. He died at a hospital.
Post-mortem results are pending, but prosecutors say it appears the 57-year-old had a heart attack.
The Oakland Tribune reports that authorities filed murder and robbery charges.
Alameda County prosecutor Allison Danzig said if someone dies during a violent crime, the offender is responsible for the death.
The teenager's name has not been released.