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Bobby Tillman Murder: Teen Beaten to Death at Georgia House Party

Bobby Tillman (Personal Photo)
Bobby Tillman Murder: Teen Beaten to Death at Georgia House Party
Bobby Tillman (Personal Photo)

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. (CBS/WGCL/AP) Four teens have been arrested in connection with the murder of 18-year-old Bobby Tillman, who was beaten to death in an unprovoked attack at a house party in Georgia, according to police.

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Douglas County sheriff's deputies said 18-year-old Emanuel Boykins, 19-year-old Horace Coleman and 18-year-old Quantez Mallory were in jail awaiting formal charges. The name of the fourth teen arrested in the case has not yet been released.

Douglas County Maj. Tommy Wheeler said a fight broke out between two females and two males at a house party early Sunday, and one of the females hit a male. The man said he wouldn't retaliate against a girl, but he would hit the next man that walked by, said Wheeler.

Bobby Tillman, 18, happened to be the unlucky person, and Wheeler said multiple attackers beat and stomped him. Deputies arriving at the scene tried to administer CPR to the teen, but he didn't survive.

"It's amazing," said Wheeler. "He had nothing to do with anything, they just decided he's the one. And they killed him."

"I saw [paramedics] working with a young man and they kept working with him and working with him, then ambulance came and took him to the hospital," Cherola Butler told WGCL, who lives across the street from where the house party was held.

Tillman was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Douglas County Coroner Randy Daniel said Monday Tillman died of blunt force trauma to the head and chest.

Deputies said they interviewed nearly 60 people who attended the party.

The four teens arrested for the crime are scheduled to make a court appearance Monday.