Charges Upgraded to Murder in Athens Blanton Case

david-vlantonCharges for David Blanton have been upgraded to include murder after the weekend death of his father Michael: the 31 year-old suspect is accused in last week’s shooting of the 62 year-old Athens businessman, who was gunned down in his home in Oconee County last Thursday and died two days later. David Blanton was arrested a short time after the shooting and is being held without bond in the Oconee County jail. There is no word from Oconee County Sheriff’s Office investigators on a possible motive for the murder.

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