Domestic Dispute in Poplar Bluff Leads to Fatal Beating

POPLAR BLUFF, MO - One man is dead and another in jail after an apparent domestic dispute in Poplar Bluff.

Police say 41-year-old Ricardo Botero and another man began fighting Sunday night around 9:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of Hickory Street, before Botero attacked the other man with a golf club.  The victim died from his injuries yesterday.  The name of the victim has not yet been released pending notification of next of kin.

As a result, Botero will likely face murder charges.  He is already in custody on second degree assault charges for the incident.