Man Charged In Beating Death

Saturday, July 14th 2007, 7:16 pm
By: News On 6

DURANT, Okla. (AP) -- Charges have been filed against a Bennington man almost nine months after another man was beaten to death.

Bryan County authorities have charged 36-year-old David Eugene Russell with first-degree manslaughter in the death of 39-year-old William Eugene Randall of Bennington.

According to court papers filed Friday, Randall died November 18th from injuries he received during a fight with Russell.

District Attorney Emily Redman says authorities had to wait on an autopsy report and a report from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation before filing the charges.

Redman says Russell was giving Randall a ride home from a Bennington tavern and that the two men began arguing, leading to a fight.