An Orangeburg man now faces a murder charge in the death of a 79-year-old man.
Quincy Alphonso Carr III, 28, of Benthomp Road, was initially charged with grievous and aggravated bodily harm after MPs found a bloodied Edmund William Huff on the floor of the nursing home.
The assault took place on September 24.
He would have been 80 on Thursday.
Carr, who also has a Columbia address, appeared Wednesday afternoon before Orangeburg County Magistrate Stephanie McKune-Grant.
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Carr has remained in the Orangeburg County Detention Center without bail since deputies from the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office arrested him on the day of the assaults at the residence he shared with three other men.
Carr also faces a charge of assault and third degree battery for allegedly assaulting another of her roommates at the same time.
This roommate claimed that Carr punched him in the face for no reason.
Carr alleged that the roommate called him “n – – – -” and hit him, according to the report.
He denied Carr’s request.
MPs found Huff “lying on the ground with blood all over his face and on the floor.”