Four arrests in body in trash case

New information about the beating death of a homeless man found in a trash can in downtown Augusta.

Four people have now been arrested.

Daniel Williams, Jr. is charged with murder and robbery.

Jessica Wegner is charged with robbery.

Julia Bedgood and Dwayne Ramey are also both charged with murder and robbery.

Ronald Emery's body was found on Monday.

Emery, an army veteran, suffered 18 broken ribs, among other injuries.

Investigators say Emery may have been friends with the suspects, and gave them his ATM card and pin number so they'd have some money to buy food.

Later that night, they savagely beat him to death and took his ATM card.

Then they stuffed his body into a trash can and used his card to buy beer and drugs.


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