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Cops: Roommate urinating in diaper led to killing

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Investigators say a man struck and killed his 73-year-old roommate after he started to urinate while wearing a diaper.

The new details about Charles Crowder's death came out Tuesday during a hearing where a judge ruled there was enough evidence to take a murder charge against 45-year-old Roger Smothers to a grand jury.

Authorities say Crowder's neck was broken when he was hit in a Greenville home in June.

Investigators say Smothers admitted getting angry at his roommate for urinating and hearing him moan after he struck him.

Authorities say Crowder lived for a short time after he was hit, but no one sought help until it was obvious he had died.

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