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LMPD arrests suspect in beating death at Packaging Unlimited

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Raymon Murrell (Courtesy: Metro Corrections) Raymon Murrell (Courtesy: Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Metro Police say the man arrested for a beating death at a Louisville warehouse had entered the building to break into vending machines.

Raymon Murrell, 33, allegedly struck 63-year-old Phillip Schulz in the head as Schulz arrived to work at Packaging Unlimited on 12th and Kentucky early Friday morning.

John Schulz says he hasn't had any time to grieve since his father died.

"I really haven't. I've got to take care of this family," said Schulz.

Police believe Phillip Schulz was beaten by Murrell Friday morning after Schulz walked into work and witnessed Murrell breaking into the company's vending machines.

"He was just going to work, just average every day," said Schulz.

Schulz died from trauma to his head and neck the next night.

"This was senseless you know, my dad gave this guy an opportunity to leave. He told him to get out and he didn't take that opportunity. Instead he took his life."

John Schulz found out Tuesday when a detective called to tell him they'd arrested Murrell.

"I was really, really excited. It caught me off guard. I wasn't expecting them to catch him so fast."

Schulz believes Murrell is dangerous and behind bars is where he belongs.

"It really helps knowing this guy won't do this to anyone else. It helps. By all means, it's not over. We still have to make sure he stays there."

Police have charged Murrell with murder, burglary and tampering with physical evidence.

Schulz says he plans to go to every court appearance.

WDRB asked John what he'd say to Murrell if he got the chance to talk to him.

 "I'd ask him why, especially knowing that he could have walked away. Any other things I'd probably say I probably couldn't tell you on camera. He hurt a lot of people. He took away a good man."

Schulz says his father has left a legacy.

"He's left behind brothers and sisters and grand kids. We've had a lot of love and support these last four or five days and I do appreciate that."

Police aren't looking for any other suspects.

Murrell is expected to be in arraignment court Wednesday morning.

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