Columbus police: Murder suspect beat man over the head with large object


Columbus police have charged a man with murder after he allegedly beat another man to death with a large object.

Police say 51-year-old Joseph L. Williams assaulted 55-year-old William Taylor Sunday morning in front of a residence on Rodgers Avenue.

Williams repeatedly struck Taylor about the head and body with a large metal or wooden object, possibly a pole or board. He was arrested immediately at the scene.

Taylor was taken to the hospital in life-threatening condition with a severe head injury. He passed away on Monday.

This is the 122nd homicide of 2017 in Columbus.

Anyone with information regarding this homicide is asked to contact the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730.