Man beaten to death with floor lamp in downtown Augusta

By: Carter Coyle Email
By: Carter Coyle Email

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Richmond County homicide detectives are working their 15th case this year.

Lt. Blaise Dresser said Richmond County deputies were called to 444 Broad Street in reference to a disturbance around 2 a.m. Tuesday.

Investigators say when they arrived, they learned Bryant Willerson and William McClain were involved in an argument and had started fighting.

During the fight, Willerson allegedly grabbed a floor lamp and began beating McClain around his body and head.

Dresser said McClain died at the scene as a result of the beating.

Willerson was arrested at the scene and charged with murder.

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