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Man accused of beating victim so badly he bled from the brain and died arrested

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office said Jordan Thornton turned himself in a day after warrants were secured for his arrest.
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Jordan Thornton

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Anthony Concepcion Allen was beaten so severely his brain was bleeding and swelling. He was left to die - and, eventually, investigators say he did.

Days later, the DeKalb County Sheriff's office said the 23-year-old's alleged killer has turned himself in.  Police said 21-year-old Jordan Thornton is charged with aggravated battery and murder for repeatedly punching Allen in the head during the incident on May 8.

Police arrived at the Hemingway Road residence near Stone Mountain where they found the victim - but not the attacker.  Investigators secured warrants for Thornton's arrest on May 12. He turned himself in the next day at the DeKalb County Jail.

The report from the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office confirms Thornton's arrest but doesn't provide a possible motive for the alleged attack.


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