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Brutal beating suspect denied bond

19-year-old Andrew Gadson was denied bond 19-year-old Andrew Gadson was denied bond
Kevin Tilley described his father's head injuries Kevin Tilley described his father's head injuries
68-year-old Raymond Tilley was found unconscious 68-year-old Raymond Tilley was found unconscious
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Raymond Tilley's family was in court for an emotional bond hearing Tuesday as the judge decided to keep Andrew Gadson behind bars.

In jail for more than a month, 19-year-old Andrew Gadson entered the Dougherty Jail courtroom Tuesday morning hoping bond would be set. He listened as Judge Stephen Goss read the injuries to the man he's accused of attacking during a robbery.

"Severely fractured left wrist, left forearm was broken, left skull fracture, broken jaw left and right, multiple fractures at Dinner Bell, 1206 East Clarke Avenue," said Judge Goss.

It was August 12th when 68-year-old Raymond Tilley was found unconscious behind the Dinner Bell catering business. Gadson is accused of beating Tilley with a metal object, then stealing two guns and cash from him.

"I want the court to take into consideration my client does not have the resources to be a flight risk," said Public Defender Charles Arnold.

An emotional Kevin Tilley described his father's head injuries which required two brain surgeries. "They had to remove part of the frontal lobe of his brain because of the infection. This is a brutal attack. I don't want that to be underestimated. My dad will never have a normal life again and I think the defendant should remain in jail without bond," said the son.

The judge agreed.

While Gadson awaits trial, Raymond Tilley will continue a long road to recovery at an Atlanta hospital.

"It's a day by day process. So we as a family, we'll pray every day. If God is willing, he'll get better," Tilley said. And day by day process until the case goes to a jury.

Police say tips from the community led to Gadson's arrest.

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