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Documents indicate Huntsville artist beaten to death

Wharton, shown here in 2012, was found dead in his yard. Wharton, shown here in 2012, was found dead in his yard.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Court documents revealed more information about the death of a Huntsville artist.

The body of 76-year-old Melborn "Wade" Wharton was found in his front yard on Nassau Drive last week. According to a complaint filed with the District Attorney's Office, Wharton was beaten to death during a burglary.

Ervin Tolbert is charged with capital murder for Wharton's death. He remains in the Madison County Metro Jail without bond.

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