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Slapped teen girl dies post coma

LONGUEUIL, Quebec, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Montreal police say a 13-year-old girl who was injured and fell into a coma after being slapped by her elderly father has died.

The man, whose name has not been released, was arrested for aggravated assault and held since the Wednesday incident. He could face a more serious charge when he appears in court Tuesday, Postmedia News reported Monday.

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Emergency responders arrived about 6 p.m. shortly after the alleged 71-year-old assailant called police saying he had slapped his daughter at their home in Longueuil, Quebec.

"When we got there the girl was bleeding around her nose and she has been in a coma ever since," Longueuil police Constable Mark David said.

The girl, whose name has also not been released, died about 10 p.m. Saturday, Postmedia said.

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