Man faces murder charges after alleged shovel beating

EPPD
Friday, May 3, 2013 - 5:28pm

A man arrested for allegedly beating his roommate with a shovel faced charges of attempted murder, El Paso Police said.

Investigators reported they responded to a 'man down in the roadway' call May 2 to find Edwin Overton, 55, laying in the middle of Pierce Avenue with life-threatening injuries to his head and upper body. They later learned Overton lived with Phil Edward Hart, 61, in an apartment nearby, who was allegedly responsible for the beating during an argument.

Hart was arrested and booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on a charge of
Criminal Attempt Murder as well as a secondary charge of Possession of Marijuana under 2
ounces.

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