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Man accused of murder of man found beaten in Gilbert home

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Posted at 1:06 PM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-27 16:06:57-04

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — A 32-year-old man is accused of first-degree murder in the Oct. 11 death of a 73-year-old man found badly beaten his Gilbert home.

Gilbert police arrested Jacob Samia on Monday in the killing of Frank Bernal. Police officers following a blood trail after an attempted break-in at a business in the area found Bernal found unconscious and badly injured. Bernal died at a hospital, and police said their investigation led to Samia, who reportedly had been drinking with other people at a bar before leaving the group.

Court records didn’t list an attorney for Samia who could comment on his behalf.