Man arrested, charged with murder in May homicide case

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus police say an arrest has been made in a homicide that happened in May.

Raymond Barton, 41, was arrested Nov. 8 and is charged with murder.

On May 15, around 4:35 p.m., police responded to a call of an assault on Cordell Avenue in northeast Columbus.

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When they arrived, 36-year-old Damere Davis was found inside a home and suffering from multiple head injuries.

He was later pronounced dead on July 31.

On Oct. 11, Columbus police ruled that Davis' death was a homicide.

Barton is currently at the Franklin County Jail.