On June 2, deputies received a call regarding an assault at Heritage Place Adult Living Center in Statesville, according to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.
Once at the scene, investigators discovered a man had been “beaten repeatedly in the head with a blunt object” by his roommate. The victim had suffered serious injuries, officials said.
On June 9, the victim, identified as 69-year-old Mark Gary Leggette, died from his injuries.
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He is being held without bond, officials said.
Authorities did not provide further details about what led to the alleged killing.
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