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Suspect charged in homeless man's death

Posted: Updated: March 3, 2012 07:46 AM
Eric Linnell Eric Linnell
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Metro Police have charged a man with criminal homicide in the Feb. 29 death of a homeless man in south Nashville.

Eric Linnell, 27, is suspected of brutally beating Hugh Hunt, 55, near the I-65 Harding Place northbound exit ramp.

Police said another homeless man discovered Hunt's body and walked to a nearby convenience store and alerted authorities.

Officers said Hunt had trauma to his body indicative of a fight.

The investigation shows that Linnell was one of three men that visited Hunt shortly before he died, police said.

Linnell has been jailed since March 4 when he was arrested for trespassing underneath an 11th Avenue North bridge.

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