Deputies: Man coming to wife's aid killed in baseball bat attack

11:12 AM, Jun 10, 2013   |    comments
Brandon Bagioni, 32, arrested in fatal Orangevale baseball bat attack.
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ORANGEVALE, Calif. - A 32-year-old man was arrested Thursday for allegedly killing a 62-year-old man with a baseball bat, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

Sergeant Jason Ramos said a woman was house sitting for a friend at a home on the 9200 block of Pershing Ave. The woman called the Sheriff's Dept. and her husband around 6:30 p.m. because a former tenant was at the location and refused to leave.

While en route to the scene, deputies received information that the woman's husband, James Marlow, 62, had been assaulted by the home's former occupant, Brandon Biagioni, 32, with a baseball bat, said Ramos.

When deputies arrived at the home, Marlow and his wife were seated outside the home. Marlow had sustained injuries from the alleged attack, but was able to provide a statement and identify Biagioni as his attacker, Ramos said. 

Moments afterward, Biagioni walked out of the home and was immediately apprehended and transported to the Sacramento County Main Jail.

Marlow was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and died several hours later from his injuries.

According to Ramos, further investigation into the incident revealed Marlow had brought the bat to the home to defend himself and his wife if necessary. Investigators believe Biagioni then launched an unprovoked attack on Marlow, knocking him to the ground before grabbing the bat and hitting Marlow in the head.


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