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BPD: Argument lead to fatal September assault

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Robert Buddenhagen. Source: Birmingham Police Department Robert Buddenhagen. Source: Birmingham Police Department
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Birmingham Police have arrested a man for murder.

Twenty-eight-year-old Robert Buddenhagen is in the Jefferson County Jail on a $75,000 bond after police say he murdered 54-year-old James Belyeu.

Officers found him beaten unconscious in his apartment on 17th Avenue South Monday, Sept. 16. Belyeu was transported to UAB where he remained in ICU until staff pronounced him deceased Friday, Sept. 20.

Officers learned that the beating may have happened between Saturday, Sept. 14 and the following Monday when Belyeu was discovered.

Police say the two men were arguing about their relationship before the assault.

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