Second man charged over Adelaide murder

By AAP Newswire

An Adelaide man bashed to death last month may have been wrongly accused of being a police informant.

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

A friend came to his assistance and took him to the hospital where he underwent emergency surgery but died about a week later.

A 23-year-old man was recently charged with murder and remains in custody while a second man, 24, was arrested and also charged with murder 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".

Insp Featherby said investigations were continuing into the case and more arrests were expected.

"Police know four males were present at the car park where Victor was violently assaulted by three of them," he said.