Man charged with murder of employee who walked in on burglary

Raymon Murrell (Source: LMDC)
Raymon Murrell (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A man is facing murder charges in connection to the assault of a man who walked in on a burglary at his place of employment, resulting in his death.

According to Louisville Metro police, Raymon Murrell was booked into Louisville Metro Department of Corrections at 4:23 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said on Friday morning Phillip Schulz, 63, of Jeffersonville, was going to work at Packaging Unlimited, located at 1121 West Kentucky Street, when he came across Murrell who was unlawfully entered the business to break into vending machines.

Officers said during the burglary Murrell hit Schulz in the head.

Schulz was taken to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment. He was pronounced dead Saturday just before 9 p.m.

According to the coroner's office, Schulz died of head and neck injuries from the assault.

Murrell is charged with murder, burglary and tampering with physical evidence in Schulz death.

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