Man dies from injuries suffered in bat beating - - Jackson, MS

Man dies from injuries suffered in bat beating

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RALEIGH, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Smith County man has died from injuries suffered after being beaten with a baseball bat.

Now two men are charged with his murder.

Smith County Sheriff Charlie Crumpton said two different groups met and got into an altercation Thursday night in front of an abandoned house on Highway 540 at the Smith County-Simpson County line.

Jessie Beech, 21, of Raleigh was critically injured in the group altercation. He was taken to University Medical Center. Beech died Saturday afternoon from his injuries.

Sheriff's deputies have arrested Koda Williamson, 26, and Bronson James, 34. Both men are from Smith County. The two have been charged with murder in Beech's death.

Sheriff Crumpton said several people were involved in the fight, and the investigation is ongoing.

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