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Grandfather who was attacked outside his home dies in hospital more than two weeks after the assault

A grandfather who was brutally attacked outside his home has died in hospital over two weeks after the horrific assault. 

Emiliano Lombardi, 84, was attacked with pieces of broken mirror outside his home in East Cannington, south Perth on August 16.

Mr Lombardi was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital the next morning and remained in intensive care until his death on Monday night. 

Emiliano Lombardi, 84, (pictured) died in Royal Perth Hospital over two weeks after he was brutally attacked outside of his East Cannington home in south Perth on August 16

Emiliano Lombardi, 84, (pictured) died in Royal Perth Hospital over two weeks after he was brutally attacked outside of his East Cannington home in south Perth on August 16

Mr Lombardi (pictured) suffered a broken nose, eye injuries, and numerous deep cuts after he was attacked outside his home and spent a week in an induced coma

Mr Lombardi (pictured) suffered a broken nose, eye injuries, and numerous deep cuts after he was attacked outside his home and spent a week in an induced coma 

Mr Lombardi had gone outside to investigate a disturbance when he was brutally slashed with shards from his car mirror. 

He suffered from a broken nose, eye injuries, and numerous deep cuts.  

The 84-year-old spent a week in an induced coma and underwent facial surgery at Royal Perth Hospital. 

WA Police said the Homicide Squad now have carriage of the investigation and charges may be upgraded.  

 More to come 

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