SEATTLE — A homeless man has been charged with murder for allegedly beating another man with an aluminum baseball bat at a homeless encampment.

The Seattle Times reports (https://goo.gl/faJtSe ) Aaron Rillera was arrested Monday at the encampment near Highway 509 in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood.

He remains jailed on $1 million bail.

Charging papers say authorities responded Monday and found an unresponsive man lying behind a concrete barrier. Dillon Graham was pronounced dead at the scene.

Charging papers say detectives learned Graham, a purported methamphetamine user, had apparently pushed a woman to the ground while attempting to rob her of drugs and money.

Charges say another woman ran to get help and Rillera and another man armed themselves with a baseball bat.

Charges say Rillera struck Graham on the head from behind, then tried to revive him and had his girlfriend call 911.


Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com

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