Suspect Arraigned in Fatal Talahi Island Beating

A man accused of beating one elderly woman and murdering another was arraigned on murder charges today. Savannah-Chatham police arrested William Dixon last week for attacking 82-year-old Etta Dickey with a brick in her Talahi Island home.

Dickey died over the weekend from her injuries.

Dixon will be in court again for that crime on January 5 for his preliminary hearing.

Bloomingdale police have also charged Dixon with beating his wife's grandmother, Evelyn Page, in the head with a cast-iron skillet.

Reported by: Michelle Paynter, mpaynter@wtoc.com