Roommate arrested in death of Greenville man

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a man has been charged with murder in the death of his 73-year-old roommate found beaten to death on his back porch.

Greenville County deputies say 44-year-old Roger Dale Smothers was arrested and charged Saturday.

Lt. Shea Smith says Smothers punched Charles Crowder in the head and face on Wednesday. Crowder then fell and hit his head on a metal door jamb and wooden floor.

Smith says the men lived together with several other people.

Smothers was being held at the Greenville County jail without bond. It wasn't clear if he had an attorney.

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