Man charged with attempted murder during home invasion

HAZEL GREEN, AL - (WAFF) A Huntsville man is charged with attempted murder after an alleged home invasion in Hazel Green early Friday morning.

Madison County Sheriff's Department investigators said a 55 year old man encountered 32 year old Corey Cortez Battle while Battle burglarized the victim's home on Garden Way. The suspect allegedly attacked the homeowner with a blunt force object, critically wounding the man.

The victim suffered severe cuts and lacerations to his face and head, but was able to identify his attacker. Investigators said he recognized Battle as someone he had hired to work inside his home.

Authorities found and arrested Battle. In addition to the attempted murder charged, he is charged with robbery.

The victim is in Huntsville Hospital and is listed in serious condition.

Battle is in the Morgan County Jail. His bond is $90,000.

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