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According to Louisville Metro police, Murrell was booked into Louisville Metro Department of Corrections at 4:23 p.m. Tuesday. According to Louisville Metro police, Murrell was booked into Louisville Metro Department of Corrections at 4:23 p.m. Tuesday.
John Schulz was in court on Wednesday. He told WAVE 3 he wants to see justice served in his father's case. John Schulz was in court on Wednesday. He told WAVE 3 he wants to see justice served in his father's case.
"I am sorry that it happened to that family but, I do not believe my brother did it," said Murrell's sister Shawnta Murrell. "I am sorry that it happened to that family but, I do not believe my brother did it," said Murrell's sister Shawnta Murrell.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville man accused of beating and killing a man after he witnessed a robbery at work came before a judge.

Raymon Murrell is charged with murder, burglary and tampering with physical evidence in the death of Phillip Schulz.

According to Louisville Metro police, Murrell was booked into Louisville Metro Department of Corrections at 4:23 p.m. Tuesday. He was arraigned on his charges on Wednesday morning.

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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. John Schulz, the victim's son, told WAVE 3, Murrell was breaking into vending machines.

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

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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.

John Schulz was in court on Wednesday. He told WAVE 3 he wants to see justice served in his father's case.

"Taking an innocent man's life while he is going to work, it shouldn't be out," said John Schulz. "That's a dangerous man."

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Murrell's family was also in court on Wednesday. They tell WAVE 3, they believe police have the wrong person.

"I am sorry that it happened to that family but, I do not believe my brother did it," said Murrell's sister Shawnta Murrell.

Murrell's family says Raymon worked at Packaging Unlimited.  Murrell told the judge he last worked on Thursday night and since then had been fired.

His bond is set at $250,000. He will be back in court April 25th and was appointed a public defender.

WAVE 3 has made several attempts to seek comment from Packaging Unlimited, they have not returned our phone calls.

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