Man dies after being beaten in Lake Elsinore home

A Lake Elsinore man died three days after being beaten at a house on the northern edge of Lake Elsinore, and a probationer with a history of violent acts now faces likely murder charges, deputies said today.

Joseph Madrigal, 59, died Thursday night of head injuries at Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar, the Riverside County Coroner’s Office reported.

Madrigal was found severely beaten at a home in the 28000 block of Red Gum Drive on Monday afternoon.

Deputies responding to an assault report found the mortally-injured man and a suspect, Andy Dean Abegg, 32, who was waiting for the law officers, according to an arrest report. Abegg was booked for suspicion of attempted

murder, according to Riverside County sheriff’s deputies.

No motive for the fatal attack was disclosed.

Abegg pleaded not guilty during his arraignment on one count of attempted murder last week. He remained in custody today in lieu of more than a $1 million bail, jail records showed.

In February 2013, Abegg was sentenced to three years probation for violating a domestic violence-related restraining order. He also has other misdemeanor convictions for obstructing a peace officer and battery, court records read.

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