Man strangled brother to death say Newberry Police

Joseph Lee Graham
Joseph Lee Graham

NEWBERRY, SC (WSPA) – A man is accused of strangling his brother to death in Newberry, according to investigators.

Newberry City Police, SLED and the coroner’s office was called to Holloway St. in the early morning of August 2 over a family dispute.

Police say Mark Edward Graham and Joseph Lee Graham were fighting.

They found Mark on the floor unresponsive and Joseph with a stab wound in the shoulder.

Newberry Coroner Laura Kneece says Mark was pronounced dead on the scene and Joseph was taken to the hospital.

An autopsy shows Mark Graham’s immediate cause of death was Asphyxia due to Strangulation.

The manner of death has been ruled a homicide, according to Kneece.

Police say Joseph will be charged with murder after he is released from the hospital.