SAN DIEGO, California (April 22, 2013) – According to an article by 8NewsNow, a well-known San Diego architect died from severe head injuries after he was beaten to death by one of his employees, over the weekend. Graham Downes, 56, died Sunday when he succumbed to severe head trauma. His fatal injuries were the result of a fist fight between himself and one of his employees, Higinio Salgado, 31. Both men were found lying on the ground in front of Downes’ residence at the 200 block West of Juniper Street near Front Street at about 1:10 a.m. last Friday. Downes was the owner and founder of Graham Downes Architecture and will be remembered for his exciting and adventurous personality and passion for his work. Downes is known for his architectural designs of The Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, Hotel La Jolla, and the Bali Hai. Police officers took the suspect, Higinio Salgado, to the county jail where he was booked. The incident is still under intense investigation.
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