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Man charged with murder after metal pipe attack in Nashville

WSMV Nashville 10/7/2022 Daniel Smithson
Metro Nashville Police Department © Provided by WSMV Nashville Metro Nashville Police Department

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - A man was arrested in Nashville Monday night after police say he beat another man with a metal pipe.

Bryan Rebenstorf, 45, was initially charged with attempted criminal homicide. That was until the victim, Jerry Muller, 52, died Thursday night. Rebenstorf is now charged with homicide.

Metro Police responded to 150 Second Ave South Monday after a witness called saying there was a fight underneath the pedestrian bridge in downtown Nashville.

According to an affidavit, police found Rebenstorf, who said he no longer had the pipe but admitted to hitting the man, police said.

While being placed in handcuffs, Rebenstorf told police he should have “hit him harder” and it’s “too bad he isn’t dead.” Rebenstorf later told police he hit the victim 10 to 15 times with the pipe because he had been stealing and sleeping on his bed.

Rebenstorf remains in jail.

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