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Charge filed eight months after Raleigh man died following fight

Posted March 6, 2014

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— Police filed a voluntary manslaughter charge Thursday in connection with the death of a Raleigh man last summer.

Paramedics found Bobby Lee Dunn, 50, injured on Idlewild Avenue on June 29 and took him to WakeMed, where he was treated for head injuries and released, police said.

Dunn returned to the hospital on July 10 complaining of health problems, and he died later that day.

Investigators determined that Dunn had been involved in an altercation with Elden Beril Perry on June 29, and decided to charge Perry in Dunn's death after reviewing an autopsy report that established a link between the injuries Dunn suffered in the fight and his death.

Perry, 42, was already in the Wake County jail on unrelated charges.


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  • Edward Levy Mar 7, 2014
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    why was Mr. Perry in jail? Is it on anything related to the new charges

  • Jack Miller Mar 7, 2014
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    This is exactly why I tell people to avoid fighting versus embracing the challenge. Walk away if you can. One knock out and the head hits the concrete and now you're up for manslaughter charges unless you have proof and witnesses that will speak the truth that you were not an agitator. Freedom isn't worth it. A life isn't worth it.

  • Diana Haywood Powell Mar 7, 2014
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    It's about time. I know my cousin is really R.I.P. now. I'm so glad that we as family didn't give up and pressed that this case be solved and justice be served. Continue to pray for my family and this man as well.

  • Steve Sanders Mar 7, 2014
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    Now there was a shocker "Perry, 42, was already in the Wake County jail on unrelated charges."

  • same ole story Mar 7, 2014

    Perry, 42, was already in the Wake County jail on unrelated charges. hhhmmmm Seems like where there is smoke there is fire. Just a matter of time before he struck again. Hopefully they will loose the key to his cell!!