Knox man robbed and beaten to death

December 17, 2014
Jim Mills Jr.

Jim Mills Jr.

Courtesy LEX18 News

The family of a Knox County man said he was robbed and beaten, before dying on Monday at UK Hospital.

The Fayette County Chief Deputy Coroner said the incident happened to 68-year-old Jim Mills Jr. on Sunday afternoon near Route 11, on Hammons Fork Road outside Barbourville.

Mills’ son said his father was walking in the middle of the day when he was attacked near Route 11. He said whoever attacked and robbed his father, knew he carried money, and severely beat him.

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