RALEIGH — Police have charged a man with murder after they say a death that was initially considered an accident in the spring of 2012 was later determined to be deliberate.
Teddy Ray Melvin Jr. was arrested Wednesday, police said. Melvin, 24, is accused of killing Larry Kenneth Allen, who was 63 at the time.
Allen was injured at a home in the 1400 block of Beverly Drive in Southeast Raleigh on April 27, 2012, according to Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue. His injuries "were said to have resulted from a fall," Sughrue said in a statement, and police were not called to the home.
An EMS crew took Allen to WakeMed, where on May 2, 2012, he died. That same day, police received a tip that Allen's injuries were the result of an assault, not an accident, Sughrue said.
After an autopsy, police declared Allen's death a homicide.
Police received another tip Wednesday that resulted in Melvin's arrest, Sughrue said. He indicated that Allen and Melvin knew each other but did not specify how.