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Man dies 12 days after being strangled near 4th Ave. in Columbus; suspect arrested

Donald Butler (Source: Muscgoee Co. Jail) Donald Butler (Source: Muscgoee Co. Jail)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – One man has died after being assaulted and strangled on May 11 on 4th Avenue and 35th Street.

According to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan, 31-year-old Timothy Paschal passed away at Piedmont Columbus Regional on Wednesday, May 23.

Donald Butler, 34, was charged with aggravated assault on May 21. 

Paschal died 12 days after going into cardiac arrest and being placed in ICU.

 A friend of Paschal spoke with News Leader 9 Thursday. 

"It really kind of effects and bothers me because I'm the only friend that he had.  I felt that in this area and at this time I wasn't there. I didn't watch his back because I was only a few feet away, " said Paschal's friend, Kevin Brown.

Butler appeared in court on Thursday and was given no bond. His case was bound over to Superior Court. 

"It really kind of effects and bothers me because I'm the only friend that he had.  I felt that in this area and at this time I wasn't there. I didn't watch his back because I was only a few feet away, " said 

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