Haywood County Homicide
Deputies charge a Haywood County man with murder after he struck and killed an acquaintance early Wednesday morning.
22-year-old Andrew Godbee is charged with second-degree murder in the beating death of 19-year-old David Meadows of Canton. It happened at a mobile home in the Coleman Mountain community shortly before 1 a.m. on Remington Fork Road. Someone called paramedics to help a victim of a fall, but they say the injuries Meadows received was no accident. Witnesses say Godbee assaulted Meadows, and then fled the scene.
Meadows was pronounced dead at the hospital. Deputies arrested Godbee Wednesday afternoon.
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