Backpacker death: Police may upgrade charge

Image: File photo.
Image: File photo.

Police allege 22-year-old Abbas Al Jarood punched 23-year-old Thomas Keaney in Northbridge, causing him to fall back and hit his head on Aberdeen Street in the early hours of December 17.

Mr Keaney died after spending almost two weeks in Royal Perth Hospital.

Police may upgrade their charge pending a post-mortem.

The accused first appeared in Perth Magistrates Court on December 28 and was remanded in custody.