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Four years later, murder victim's son seeks justice

The son of a murder victim is speaking out. (Source: WALB) The son of a murder victim is speaking out. (Source: WALB)
Raymond Tilley was attacked in August of 2013. (Source: Family) Raymond Tilley was attacked in August of 2013. (Source: Family)
Andrew Gadson is facing murder charges. (Source: WALB) Andrew Gadson is facing murder charges. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A murder victim's son is speaking out, nearly 4 years after his father was badly beaten.

He said after waiting all this time for his father's accused killer to face a judge, he believes justice may possibly be on the horizon.

The suspect, Andrew Gadson, is accused of taking the life of Raymond Tilley.

“He never had a voice. So I am going to be his voice,” said Kevin Tilley, the son of Raymon.

It's been several years since his dad was brutally beaten, but Tilley said the memory of his father was still fresh in his head.

“We still think about it every day,” said Tilley “At least I do.”

68-year-old Raymond Tilley was attacked on his way into work at the Dinner Bell on August 12, 2013.

He died in January of 2014 after undergoing several treatments.

“I mean my dad was a good man,” said Tilley. “He didn't have any enemies.”

Now 23,  Gadson is facing murder charges. Police said he hit Tilley in the head with a metal pipe before stealing two guns.

Gadson was arraigned back in April of 2014. Since then, he said there's been no talk of a trial.

“I thought it was going to be a quick process,” explained Tilley.

Gadson was moved to the state prison in 2015 for mutiny in a penal institution.

“They told me he was being moved because of a crime he had done in jail,” said Tilley.

On Wednesday, Gadson came back to the Dougherty County Jail.

“I'm shocked he's back so soon,” explained Tilley. “This is just one step closer to having justice.”

District Attorney Greg Edwards said Gadson will likely be tried in September.

For almost four years Tilley has fought for his father. He said the fight is now that much closer to being complete.

“I'm going to make sure that justice is served to the fullest."

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