EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSUPDATE: VICTIM DEAD
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Beating Victim Dies
Reported by: Dave Benton
Videographer: Chris Mazivanhanga
Web Producer: Dave Benton
Also Contributing: Bob Aaron, Bethany Simmons
Reported: Apr. 18, 2012 10:37 PM EDT
Updated: May. 2, 2012 10:15 AM EDT
Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia
Eyewitness News has learned a brutal beating victim in Huntington has died.
Otis Clay Jr. passed away around 1:00 p.m. in St. Mary's Hospital. He was taken off life support a little more than a week ago.
Clay's sister, Doris Cueva tells Eyewitness News, "I hope Dreyfuse gets what's coming to him. He needs to know how he hurt our family and should never have done this to him. I heard my brother begged for his life and said he'd give Dreyfuse money or anything if he just didn't kill him."
Police say Dreyfuse went to Clay's house searching for a woman. When Clay told him the woman wasn't there, Dreyfuse allegedly severely beat Clay in his wheelchair. Clay's sister says he was mentally challenged.
Police are expected to drop malicious wounding charges against Jesse Dreyfuse and upgrade them to murder. Dreyfuse is scheduled back in court Thursday, May 3rd.
Wood County Deputy Sergeant Jason Allen tells Eyewitness News that Edward "Jesse" Dreyfuse has been captured.
Deputy Allen says Dreyfuse was found hitchhiking along the entrance ramp to the I-77 at the US 50 intersection in Wood County around 7am Friday.
Dreyfuse is accused of beating Otis Clay Jr., of Huntington, who is mentally and physically handicapped. Clay is currently on life support, and doctors do not expect him to recover.
We're told Dreyfuse was taken in without incident. He'll be arraigned later this morning.
The Huntington Police Department is searching for a man accused of beating a 66-year-old mentally and physically handicapped man.
They said last week, Edward "Jesse" Dreyfuse went to the Home of Otis Clay Jr. on Washington Ave, looking for a woman that owed him money.
Police said when Clay told Dreyfuse the woman wasn't there, Dreyfuse struck Clay with a baseball bat 10-12 times. Clay is in the hospital, not expected to recover from his injuries, and will be taken off life support later this week.
Police said Dreyfuse is bald, 6 feet tall, 185lbs and has a history of violence.
If you see him or have any information contact the Huntington Police Department at 304-696-44760 or call 9-11.
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