Man accused of beating a man to death in Germantown in court

(source: LMDC)
(source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Louisville man charged with murder after a fight turned deadly at a Germantown event was in court Monday.

Gary Muncy was in court for a pre-trial conference.

Muncy was attending the Schnizelberg Walk with his family and girlfriend back in September.

According to his statements on police video, he says two men were harassing his cousin who is hearing impaired. Police say an altercation led Muncy to punch Donald Smith, Junior.

Muncy was initially charged with assault. That charge was upgraded to murder after Smith died from a traumatic brain injury.

The prosecutor says additional discovery will be filed.

Muncy will be back in court January 24.