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Nicholas teen arrested for beating death of his father

By From staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Nicholas County teen has been charged with murder after allegedly beating his father to death during an altercation over the weekend.

Trevor A. Bateman, 18, of Talbert Road in Nettie, was arrested Tuesday morning and is being held in the Central Regional Jail, according to information from Sheriff David Hopkins.

Brian Hartley, 37, Bateman's father, was found dead in their home on Saturday.

Bateman struck his father in the face and head several times with his fists, knees and head on Friday, according to a complaint filed in Nicholas County. Hartley was severely injured and died from those injuries. Bateman is being held without bail.


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