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21 August 2012, 12:15 | Updated: 21 August 2012, 12:17
Two Polish men have made a brief appearance at Luton Crown Court today charged with murder, after their victim died from a head injury six days after he was found injured.
Konrad Kaczynski, 30 and Janusz Przystawski, 48, had originally been charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent, but the charge was changed to one of murder.
Wlodzimierz Jablonski, 51 was found at his home in Stockwood Crescent, Luton on Aug 7 and died in hospital on Aug 13.
The two men, who also come from Stockwood Crescent did not have the charge put to them.
Prosecutor Beverley Cripps said a provisional date for the murder trial has been set for Jan 29 next year and is expected to last two to three weeks, with many of the witnesses given evidence through an interpreter.
Both men were remanded in custody and did not make applications for bail. They will be back in court on Nov 9 for a plea and case management hearing.