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Nicholas teen beat father to death, police say

By Staff reports

NETTIE, W.Va. -- A Nicholas County teenager beat his father to death Friday, police say.

Trevor Antonio Bateman, 18, allegedly got into an altercation with his father, Brian C. Hartley, 37, at their home at 607 Talbert Road, Nettie.

Bateman attacked Hartley, hitting him in the face and head with his fists, knees and head, according to a criminal complaint filed by Nicholas County Sheriff's Cpl. B.S. Tucker. Police found Hartley dead from severe injuries inside the residence Saturday.

Bateman allegedly signed a statement admitting to the attack. He is in police custody, according to a Sheriff's Department news release.


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