Posted: Tuesday, October 16th 2012 at 2:46pm
Habersham men indicted on murder, other charges
By Rob Moore Editor
CLARKESVILLE A Habersham County Grand Jury on Tuesday indicted two men in the death of 62-year-old Cornelia resident Michael Larry Hill in late August.
The five-count indictment against Albert Buford Brown, 35, of Mt. Airy, and William Douglas Downer, 50, of Clarkesville, was recorded at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Count 1 accuses Brown and Downer of malice murder for causing the death of Hill by striking him in the head with a baseball bat on or about Aug. 29.
Count 2 accuses Brown and Downer of felony murder for causing the death of Hill by striking him in the head with a baseball bat on or about Aug. 29 while in the commission of felony burglary.
Count 3 is armed robbery by the use of a baseball bat, an offensive weapon, to take rings and a weed trimmer from Hill in his presence.
Count 4 accuses Brown and Downer of burglary by entering the home of Hill in Cornelia.
Count 5 accuses Brown and Downer of aggravated assault by causing serious injury to Hill by striking him in the head with a baseball bat.
Hill was reported missing after last being heard from on Aug. 28.
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