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Beating suspect expected to plead guilty

Damon Valentine Damon Valentine
BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - The man charged in a severe beating in Bluefield last month is expected to plead guilty.

Prosecutors say Damon Valentine is expected to plead guilty to unlawful assault in connection with the beating of 54-year-old Daniel Baker in Bluefield on May 22.

According to police, an unidentified female whom Baker had allegedly hired for sexual favors claimed that Baker had tried to assault her. Baker was then allegedly beaten by Valentine and a second suspect.

Valentine faces 1-5 years behind bars on the current charge.
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