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Braswell death won't bring charges

Jim Wallace interviewed Braswell in 2010 (WALB image) Jim Wallace interviewed Braswell in 2010 (WALB image)
The fight happened at this house on Duitman Road, off Mock Road (WALB image) The fight happened at this house on Duitman Road, off Mock Road (WALB image)
Braswell was decorated for valor in the Army (WALB image) Braswell was decorated for valor in the Army (WALB image)
Joshua Hall knew Braswell for 11 years (Source: WALB) Joshua Hall knew Braswell for 11 years (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

New details on the death of a war hero.
The Dougherty District Attorney says he does not plan to file charges in this month's death of Bronze Star Medal of Valor recipient Wesley Braswell.

The 37-year old died during a fight with C-Jay Johnson July 13th on Duitman Road.  
Prosecutors say a gun found at the scene was Braswell's.  

Investigators believe Braswell threatened Johnson,  who put him in a chokehold.
 Braswell died of asphyxiation.

Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards said "All of the circumstances present that the situation was a stand your ground and self defense circumstances, that unfortunately resulted in a death."

Braswell was awarded one of the Army's highest honors for bravery  for saving soldiers lives in 2006 in Iraq during an I-E-D attack and ambush.
 

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