Athens, GA (AP) - Authorities say they have arrested a man
accused of using a toilet seat lid to beat a man to death and then
kidnapping and raping a woman who witnessed the attack.
The Athens Banner-Herald reports that 40-year-old William Thomas
Valentine Jr. was arrested Monday afternoon at his brother's home
in Oglethorpe County. Police say he is charged in the Sunday murder
of 51-year-old Alfred Lorenzo Harris.
Police say Valentine also is accused of kidnapping a woman who
lived with Harris and taking her to Madison County, where
authorities say he raped her.
Authorities say Valentine has a long prison history: he's served
five stints in state prison -- once for aggravated assault.
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