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LENIOR, N.C. (AP) -- A Morganton man has been arrested in the fatal assault of another man in Lenoir last month.

Twenty-four-year-old Cory Travis Vanover is charged with first-degree murder.

The body of 28-year-old Wade Michael Taylor Jr. was found behind a shopping center on Jan. 24.

Investigators say Taylor had been beaten.

Vanover was expected to be in court for a first appearance on Thursday. It was not clear if he has an attorney.

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