Argument over pig ends with man dying from hit to head with leaf blower, cops say

argument over pig ends with man dying after being hit with leaf blower
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Nov. 3 2021, Published 3:21 p.m. ET

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An argument over a pig in West Virginia ended with one man dead after being hit in the head with a leaf blower and a second man in jail facing a murder charge, police said.

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On Oct. 22, witnesses stated William Greathouse, Andrew Franklin Bush and another man were trying to move a pig into the back of a pickup truck parked in a driveway, according to authorities.

Officials said the cage that was holding the pig broke and the pig fell onto the ground.

Greathouse and Bush got upset over the development and began yelling at each other and swearing. That eventually turned into them punching each other in the face, WCHS reported.

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Before the fight ended, Bush picked up a leaf blower and hit Greathouse in the head, authorities said. He hit him so hard that the tube on the leaf blower broke.

When state troopers arrived at the scene, they found Greathouse in the back of a pickup truck. Police said he was unconscious and not breathing.

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Bush admitted to hitting Greathouse with the leaf blower and said he was sorry for what he did. He also said hitting the victim with the leaf blower was excessive, WCHS reported.

Greathouse died from the injuries and Bush was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and malicious assault, police said.

He is currently being held in the Central Regional Jail on a $100,000 bond, officials said.

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