Gwinnett County

2 charged with beating 52-year-old man to death days before Christmas in Gwinnett County

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Nearly a month after a man was found beaten and bloodied in Gwinnett County, he has died and two people have been charged with his death.

Officers say they were called to an assault at a home on Selman Drive in Duluth on Dec. 20. When they got there, they found Raul Diaz-Villalba, 52, unconscious with several cuts, bruises, a swollen face and wounds all over his head.

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Diaz-Villalba was taken to a local hospital where he died more than three weeks later on Jan. 14.

On Jan. 17, the Gwinnett County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled that Diaz-Villalba’s death was caused by the head injuries he received in the beating.

Investigators say they learned the suspects, 21-year-old Bryan Alvarado and 23-year-old Yeison Alvarado, got into a fight with Diaz-Villalba over money.


Police say the relationship between Bryan and Yeison Alvarado is unclear, but the two did know Diaz-Villalba before the incident.

Both suspects are being held in the Gwinnett County Detention Center on charges of felony murder, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, robbery and false imprisonment.

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