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Rafael Murillo accused of beating a man with baseball bat

A 64-year-old man is in critical but stable condition after he was beaten by another man wielding a baseball bat in a seemingly random attack, police in Delaware said.

The New Castle County Police Department in Wilmington was called around 6:30 a.m. Monday to an assault at a bus stop near the Lighthouse Hill apartment complex. When officers arrived, they found the victim suffering from “multiple injuries to the upper body,” the agency said in a press release.

Witnesses said the suspect beat the victim with a baseball bat before running away. Police found the alleged attacker, identified as 29-year-old Rafael Murillo, nearby and arrested him. Officers also found the baseball bat. Paramedics took the victim to the hospital.

Murillo is facing charges of attempted murder and possession of a deadly weapon. He’s at the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $90,000 cash bail.

Rafael Murrillo arrested in beating

Rafael Murillo, inset, is accused of beating a 64-year-old man with a baseball bat at a Wilmington, Delaware, bus stop. The victim is listed in critical condition. (Mug shot: New Castle County Police; Bus stop: Google Maps)

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