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2 arrested after beating man, resulting in his death police say

The incident happened on December 20; officers with Gwinnett County received a call that man was bleeding and unconscious.

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Two men were charged after they allegedly beat a man, causing his death just five days before Christmas in 2022, according to police in Gwinnett County.

A 21-year-old named Bryan Alvarado, and Yeison Alvarado, 23, were charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, aggravated battery, and robbery, the department said on Thursday. 

The incident happened on Dec. 20; officers with Gwinnett County received a call that the man was bleeding and unconscious. When police arrived, they reportedly found 52-year-old Raul Diaz-Villaba "with multiple lacerations, discoloration, a swollen face, and wounds all over his head." 

Credit: Gwinnett County Police Department

Diaz-Villaba was taken to the hospital by Gwinnett Fire with several injuries. Investigators said they found out the suspects were fighting the 52-year-old over money. 

After 25 days of fighting for his life, Diaz-Villaba died. A medical examiner with Gwinnett Police determined the cause of death was related to the injuries he sustained in the attack from the Alvarado men. 


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