Man Beaten To Death In Fight Over Tools - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Man Beaten To Death In Fight Over Tools

MARSING, Idaho (AP) - Owyhee County officials say a 22-year-old Marsing man is charged with second-degree murder for beating another man to death during a fight over some tools.

KTVB-TV reports that Silvestre Gonzalez was arrested early Sunday after a fight that killed 49-year-old Bradley Schlotka, also of Marsing.

Witnesses told investigators that Schlotka threw the first punch and the fight ended with Gonzalez kicking and punching Schlotka in the head as he lay on the ground.

Deputies arrived at about 9 p.m. Saturday and found Schlotka face down in the dirt, still breathing, but with a weak pulse. He died a short time later.

Gonzalez was arraigned Monday and remains jailed on $250,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 23.
 

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