Williamsburg, Ky. man charged with murder

Williamsburg, Ky. man charged with murder after assault victim dies

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Samuel Plotnick (Source: Whitley County Sheriff's Office) Samuel Plotnick (Source: Whitley County Sheriff's Office)

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WATE) - After the victim of an alleged assault died, the man accused in the case has been charged with murder.

Samuel Plotnick, 35, was previously charged with second-degree assault.

The Whitley County Sheriff's Office said Plotnick allegedly struck Jimmy Peace several times, causing head wounds and internal injuries.

He died Thursday night at a hospital in Lexington.

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