Newberry Man Strangled Brother to Death in Fight, Police Say

NEWBERRY, SC (WLTX) - A Newberry man has killed his brother in a during a fight, according to the Newberry Police Department.

Joseph Lee Graham, 54, will be charged with murder with the murder of his brother, Mark Edward Graham, 48, \ according to investigators.

Police say officers were dispatched to a home on Holloway Street in response to a domestic dispute on Wednesday around 1:31 a.m. When they arrived, police say they found Mark Edward Graham unresponsive on the floor, and he was later pronounced dead on the scene.Police say his brother, Joseph Lee Graham, was also found with a stab wound to the shoulder area. Joseph Lee Graham was transported to Palmetto Health Richland Trauma Center for treatment. 

Newberry County coroner Laura Kneece later determined Edward Graham died from asphyxia due to strangulation. The death has been ruled a homicide.

Investigators say Joseph Lee Graham will be transported to Newberry County Detention Center and formally charged with murder when he is released from the hospital.

There is no word on what caused the argument.

 

The Newberry City Police Department and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) continue to investigate.

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