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Police: Third victim dies in attacks on San Diego homeless

SAN DIEGO – San Diego police say a man injured during a series of attacks on homeless men in the city has now died – bringing the death toll to three.

Police said 23-year-old Dionicio Derek Vahidy died at a hospital on Sunday. He was attacked and burned on Wednesday, and authorities had not expected him to survive.

Police say Vahidy was from San Diego and was homeless.

He was the last of the men attacked. Two other men were killed, and a third was severely injured. Most of the men were sleeping when they were attacked, and some were set on fire.

On Thursday, 36-year-old Anthony Padgett was arrested on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and arson in the attacks.

It’s not clear if he has hired an attorney.

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