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Man accused of murder in May beating death

Booking photo of Arnett Bonner
Booking photo of Arnett Bonner (Jacksonville Sheriff's Office)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After a man hospitalized for blunt force trauma after a May 25 incident at a gas station on Edgewood Avenue North died, his death was ruled a murder.

James Cole was 51 years old.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office did not report on Cole’s death until it was added to the JSO’s website detailing the year’s homicides.

Last week, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office arrested Arnett Bonner III was arrested for second-degree murder and aggravated assault. He is being held without bond.