A 44-year-old man identified as Damarcus W. was killed after getting beaten by a bat in a Walmart branch in Fort Wayne on March 7, 2020.
Bluffton resident Levi A. was reportedly wearing a ski mask while driving around the Walmart parking lot. He suspected that he hit the victim with his vehicle before beating him to death with a baseball bat outside of a Fort Wayne Walmart.
The suspect then attempted to flee the scene but was later apprehended by local authorities. The victim sustained life-threatening injuries from the incident. Weeks after the encounter, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead on April 11, 2020.
It was unclear what Arnold’s intentions were as to why he suddenly attacked the victim. The suspect now faces charges of more than 50 years in prison.
The suspect pleaded guilty but mentally ill for the attacks. Arnold’s plea agreement with prosecutors calls for a sentence of 51 1/2 years in prison. He is due to be sentenced on April 16.
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