GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) A North Carolina man accused of utilizing his arms and elbows to beat a person to demise has been charged with second-diploma homicide.
Information retailers report that Gaston County police have charged 29-yr-previous Scottie Lee Blanton within the dying of twenty-two-yr-previous Garrett Wade Abernathy.
Police say Blanton used his palms and elbows to beat Abernathy on Friday night time at a cellular house park.
Abernathy was taken to a hospital in Lincolnton and was transferred to a Charlotte hospital the place he died Saturday.
Capt. Curtis Rosselle stated Monday that police do not know what prompted the assault.
Rosselle stated the lads had been dwelling collectively on the cellular residence for a number of weeks.
It was not recognized if Blanton has an lawyer.