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Four now charged over SA bashing murder

By AAP Newswire

Four men have now been charged over the bashing murder of a 24-year-old in Adelaide who was wrongly rumoured to be a police informant.

Victor Codea, 24, was lured to an area near Adelaide High School late last month where he was attacked and left with critical injuries.

He was taken to hospital by a friend and underwent emergency surgery but died about a week later.

Two men, aged 23 and 24 have already come before Adelaide Magistrates Court charged over the killing and have had their identities concealed.

On Thursday, two more men, aged 23 and 29, were arrested at a Salisbury North address.

They were also charged with murder and were expected to front court on Friday.

On Wednesday, Detective Inspector Brett Featherby confirmed Mr Codea had been charged with drug offences before his death but said police had no knowledge of him providing them with information.

"Victor was facing drug charges. He has made some bad choices," he said.

"But we believe that he's been wrongly accused of providing information to police.

"Unfortunately, that's cost him his life".