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Summerville family demands justice after man, 78, dies from savage beating in own home

Berkeley County family demands justice after man, 78, savagely beaten in home (WCIV)

"In the name of Jesus whoever you are, you better come forth. You better come forth," said Brenda Morgan with an impassioned tone.

Anger and anguish are overcoming a Summerville woman and her family. They want to know who viciously attacked 78-year-old Neville Morgan inside their Berkeley County house last Thursday.

"I come home from work. I see blood through my house. I go upstairs and I find my husband in a puddle of blood. Naked," the victim’s wife said.

She explained how she tried to get her badly beaten husband to tell her what happened. But he couldn't talk.

"He had $40. Credit card, driver's license, social security, stuff like that. That's all he had. And I know he was begging for mercy and grace. Don't kill him. And he crushed his head whoever did it," she said.

The coroner says Morgan’s partner of more than 30 years died at Trident Medical Center on Friday. He had been severely beaten. Berkeley County Sheriff's Office deputies say the case was believed to be a robbery. But it’s now a homicide investigation.

"He was lovable. He was well-liked. He has a genuine heart,” Robyn Curry said while choking back tears.

The victim’s daughter cried as remembered her father. She said he was known to help his neighbors in their rural community on Sheep Island Road near Summerville, He was a devoted dad and grandfather.

"I never thought my Daddy would be murdered. In his home. He was supposed to die of natural causes. Not by murder," she said.

As investigators look for clues, Brenda Morgan demands justice.

"Come forth. You did a terrible thing. You took my husband," she said emphatically.

Curry and Morgan explained how they opened their house as a foster home for kids who didn’t have a family.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office won’t reveal much information about the case. So far no arrests have been made.

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