Orangeburg man charged with murder after fight with uncle

ORANGEBURG (WIS) - An Orangeburg man is in jail after being charged with murdering his uncle, according to the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators say 25-year-old Ricardo Jones hit his uncle, 49-year-old Wilbur Jones, during a fight back in April.

Chief Barbara Walters says deputies are unclear on what the fight was about, but believe the uncle fell and hit his head on the ground after being struck by his nephew. Authorities were not called out until a week after the fight took place.

Wilbur Jones complained of head injuries days after the incident, according to Walters. He was flown to a hospital in Charleston where he later slipped into a coma. He died Monday.

Now Ricardo Jones sits in the Orangeburg-Calhoun Regional Detention Center charged with his murder.  He has not had a bond hearing yet.

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