Murder charge after Ala. man thrown from balcony to his death on Christmas Eve

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (CBS News) — Authorities say an Alabama man is accused of killing another man by throwing him off a second-story balcony.

Huntsville police Lt. Stacy Bates says that 61-year-old Larry Petty of Huntsville is charged with murder in the death of Winslow Brandon on Christmas Eve.

CBS affiliate WHNT reports that police responded to the Creek Bend Terrace Apartments on Christmas Eve after receiving a report that someone had fallen from a second floor balcony. Investigators say the victim, Winslow Brandon, and Petty were in an altercation before Petty threw the victim over the railing.

It wasn’t known Monday whether Petty has an attorney who could be reached for comment.

The police investigation is continuing.

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