Savannah man indicted for beating death of his mother

Crime & Safety

SAVANNAH, Ga (WSAV) – A grand jury indicted a Savannah man accused of beating his own mother with a baseball bat.

A Chatham County grand jury indicted Sean Hunt, 29, for charges including malice murder, felony murder and aggravated assault.

Police arrested Hunt in July after discovering Hunt’s mother, Nancy Hunt, 70, dead at a home on the 700 block of E. 49th Street during a welfare check.

According to documents, Hunt allegedly beat his mother to death with a baseball bat.

News 3 learned that the two had a history of issues before the incident and that police had been called to the home once before.

By pleading guilty, Hunt waived his right to a trial. He is being held at the Chatham County Jail.


(report from Jul 19, 2019)

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Savannah Police Violent Crimes detectives arrested a man in the homicide of a 70-year-old woman on Thursday.

According to Savannah Police Department, at around 9 p.m. on Thursday, officers responded to a residence on the 700 block of E. 49th Street to conduct a welfare check. When they arrived, they found Nancy Hunt deceased with injuries that were not self-inflicted.

The victim’s son, 29-year-old Sean Hunt, was at the home when officers arrived. After being brought in for questioning and upon further investigation, he was charged with the murder.

He was taken to the Chatham County Detention Center.

News 3 had learned this isn’t the first time police have been called to the home. Last August, detectives and members of SWAT surrounded the home after authorities say Hunt barricaded himself inside the home for hours.

According to an incident report, his mother was cut. Hunt was arrested on charges of aggravated domestic assault.

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