55-Year-Old Man Charged with First-Degree Murder in Beating Death Case at Compass Point Village

Asheville, North Carolina – Authorities are investigating the first confirmed homicide of 2024 in Asheville. The Asheville Police Department responded to Compass Point Village on Tunnel Road, where a deceased man, identified as 72-year-old Robert Earl Griggs, was found on March 8th. The suspect, 55-year-old Garland William Kuykendall, Jr., has been charged with first-degree murder for allegedly beating the victim to death, as reported by the Asheville police. Kuykendall, Jr. has been arrested and booked …

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