Newburgh man beaten to death with baseball bat

A family is mourning in the aftermath of a fight at a birthday party Sunday morning that left one man dead.

Police say Rodney Bethea, 25, beat Eddie Gordon, 29, to death with a baseball bat during a birthday party held at 7 Slyvester Court at 12:45 a.m.

Bethea was arraigned and is back in Orange County jail without bail.

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