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Assault with bat leads to murder charge

| May 17, 2018 | Criminal Defense |

Anger can be the source of many crimes, especially those that involve physical assault. An incident on Indianapolis’ west side shows how a violent attack can erupt from what may have begun as a verbal dispute.

According to witnesses, two men were seen arguing. The younger of the two men struck the other in the head with a baseball bat. The victim was taken to Eskenazi Hospital, where he died from his injury the next morning. According to police, witnesses do not know what precipitated the argument or where the suspect obtained the bat. The suspect was arrested the next day and charged with murder.

Police are still investigating the crime. No motive for the attack has been released, and police have not disclosed whether the two men had a prior relationship. Police are continuing their investigation. Many facts remain unknown. Did the victim do anything to provoke the attack? Was either man armed? What were the activities of the two men before the assault?

When someone is facing charges similar to those in this case, before entering a plea they may wish to talk to a capable criminal defense attorney. A knowledgeable lawyer can evaluate the evidence and suggest useful defense strategies. One defense that may prove useful is self-defense, especially if the person the suspect was fighting was armed. Another defense is that witnesses were mistaken if their identification of the suspect. If you are facing criminal charges, it is wise to contact an attorney to help defend your case in court.

Source: theindychannel.com, “Man arrested in connection with fatal baseball bat attack,” Matt McKinney, May 3, 2018