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UPDATE: Suspect charged with murder in baseball bat beating


BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- Boyd Harrelson has been charged with Second Degree Murder in the baseball bat beating of a man in Leland who later died.

Harrelson had already been charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

Brunswick County Sheriff's deputies Friday arrested William Joseph Connolly for assaulting Hartford Talmage Sellers III New Year's Day. Connolly is in jail under $5,000 bond. Sellers died Friday of his injuries.

Deputies had already charged Nickolas Wayne Smith, with assault with a deadly weapon as well.

No bond has been set for Harrelson.

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