CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - UPDATE, 3/22/2021 - The charges in an aggravated battery case have now been upgraded after the victim died from his injuries.
The Chatham County Police Department says it has charged 36-year-old Mark Anthony Le with the murder of 53-year-old Ralph Wilmot. Wilmot died on March 19, 2021, from injuries sustained during a Feb. 19, 2021 incident. They say Wilmot never regained consciousness after the incident.
On Feb. 19, officers were dispatched to an address in the 100 block of Map Maker Cove. When they arrived, they found Wilmot suffering serious injuries and one female suffering non-life-threatening injuries.
A third person, 36-year-old Mark Anthony Le, was arrested at the scene. At that time, he was charged with two counts of aggravated battery and one misdemeanor count of 3rd degree cruelty to children. The cruelty to children charge stemmed from the fact that children were present when the incident occurred.
Detectives say all of the parties involved knew each other, and that this was not a random incident.