March 11, 2014
Stokes said when fire and rescue squads arrived, he was quickly put into an ambulance and taken to Augusta Health. It wasn't until his daughter told him shortly after 1 a.m. that his wife Wilda, son Charles, Daughter-in-Law Sharon, grandson Matthew, never made it out.
Ben Graessle's smile faded on Sunday morning after he was shot.
Shortly before 1 a.m. someone was throwing a party at an apartment complex on Port Republic Road. A fight broke out in the breezeway outside Ben Graessle's apartment.