Wrongful Death Russell County Man Facing Murder Charge in Beating Death

A Russell County man was found dead in his home Saturday morning and a second man is now behind bars charged with murder.

State police say 70-year-old Douglas Carnes was found dead in his Jamestown home around 8 Saturday morning. Troopers say it appears he was involved in some sort of fight, and he was beaten to death.


53-year-old Rick McWhorter is charged with murder and is currently in the Russell County Detention Center.

Results of Carnes’ autopsy are pending.

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