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Man at North Carolina Adult Living Center Found Fatally ‘Beaten Repeatedly in the Head’; Roommate Arrested: Officials

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Source: Iredell County Sheriff’s Office; Unsplash

Jun. 18 2023, Published 4:19 p.m. ET

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A 61-year-old North Carolina man has been arrested after allegedly killing his roommate at an adult living center earlier this morning, according to authorities.

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.

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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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The suspect, Greggory Gerald Warner, was already in custody and charged with assault, authorities said. Following Leggette’s death, Warner was charged with first-degree murder.

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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