SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A man who was injured in a fight with a neighbor on Labor Day has died from his injuries.

Greene County authorities said Thursday that charges were upgraded against the man suspected in the death of 55-year-old Edwin Carey.

Carey was found unresponsive in the front yard of a home in Springfield on Sept. 4. He died Tuesday.

Prosecutors say 41-year-old Jimmy Davis, who was originally charged with assault, is now charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Online court records do not name an attorney for Davis.

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.