The Habersham County Sheriff's Office has charged a Talmo man with murder after the man he is accused of assaulting Nov. 10 died Monday.
Authorities allege Cody Matthew Brock attacked Wade Norris with a hatchet at Norris' Cornelia home on Chadwick Loop Lane off Demorest Mount Airy Highway.
"(Brock) got a hammer-type hatchet and began attacking him in the head," Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell said. Terrell said the incident occurred during a dispute between the two.
Prior to Norris' death at Atlanta Medical Center, Brock was facing aggravated assault charges.
An autopsy performed Tuesday by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation revealed Norris died from injuries sustained in the assault.
Brock remains in the Habersham County Detention Center in Clarkesville without bond.
Terrell said he expects a preliminary hearing to occur at the beginning of January.