Georgia man charged in grandfather’s violent death

A Pine Mountain man has been charged in connection with his grandfather’s violent death in December.
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A Pine Mountain man has been charged in connection with his grandfather’s violent death in December.

A Pine Mountain man has been charged in connection with his grandfather’s violent death in December.

Joshua Deandre Grier, 27, was arrested Friday and charged with one count of felony exploitation and intimidation of disabled adults and elder persons and one count of felony murder, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

The GBI said it was contacted by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office regarding the death of James Terrel, 89, also of Pine Mountain. On Dec. 16, Terrel died from injuries sustained from a fall on Dec. 1.

Police identified Grier as a suspect in the case and is accusing him of assaulting his grandfather, causing him to fall and hit his head.

Grier is incarcerated at the Harris County Jail.

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