The house in George Street, Rockhampton, where the elderly grandmother was brutally bashed.
The house in George Street, Rockhampton, where the elderly grandmother was brutally bashed.

Bashed Rockhampton granny dies

THE Rockhampton woman brutally bashed and raped on Australia Day has died this morning.

The 82-year-old had been on life support in a critical condition at the Royal Brisbane Hospital for more than a week, while her family maintained a bedside vigil.

The severity of her day-time attack shocked the Rockhampton community.

Her alleged attacker is in police custody facing a number of charges.

Rockhampton police this morning said they would be reviewing the case today.

The man, 18, now faces a possible murder charge.

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