The man accused in the fatal beating of a passenger on the LRT last month is now charged with murder

Jeremy Newborn, 29, originally faced a charge of aggravated assault in the Dec. 28th attack on John Hollar but it was formally upgraded to second-degree murder during a court appearance on Monday.

Hollar, 29, was critically injured in the beating that started just as his northbound train left the Coliseum LRT station and continued until the train was met by police at Clareview.

He died in hospital two days later.

Newborn is scheduled to return to court in February