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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Driveway Beating in Cottondale Turns Into Murder

76 Year old Alfred Delk dies from horrific beating

By Sid Riley

The friends and relatives of Cottondale resident Alfred Delk are shocked and saddened by the series of events which led to his death last week. Delk was apparently attacked at his home by at least three assailants in what appears to be a robbery attempt. The severely battered Delk was somehow able to stumble to his automobile and after repeatedly honking his horn, summoned aid.

He was rushed to Southeast General in Dothan for emergency treatment. It is reported that he was severely beaten about the head, with repeated blows and kicks. He suffered severe concussions which led to his death on Thursday.

Cottondale Police Chief William Watford says the results of an autopsy are pending.

Three suspects have been arrested and are housed in the Jackson County jail. They are Joshua Pullum, Willie Lloyd, and Kendrick Brown, all of Marianna.

Delk was a widower, and retired from a 20 year military career in the Marines. He has two sons and two daughters and seven grand children, many of whom live in the area.

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