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Illinois man dies days after throat slashing

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QUINCY, Ill. (AP) - Authorities in western Illinois say a man whose throat was slashed last week has died.

Adams County Coroner James Keller says 56-year-old Robert J. Owens died Saturday evening at a Quincy hospital. Keller tells the Quincy Herald-Whig (http://bit.ly/U8sclr ) that the cause of death was Wednesday's stabbing.

Officials had charged 27-year-old Alex T. Koehler of Quincy with attempted first-degree murder. He is jailed in Adams County on $1 million bond. He was arrested Wednesday afternoon just hours after Quincy police found Owens with his throat slashed. Quincy police also say they have recovered the knife allegedly used in the attack.

Prosecutors say the two men knew each other.

Koehler doesn't have a listed phone number in Quincy. He is due in court this week for an initial appearance with an attorney.

Information from: The Quincy Herald-Whig, http://www.whig.com

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