UPDATE: 5/4/12 3:00PM
Harley Pruitt, the victim of a vicious beating, died Friday afternoon in a Columbus hospital.
Deputies arrested Gary Wooten earlier this week and charged him with felonious assault.
That charge has been changed to murder.
Wooten is being held on a $50,000 bond at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.
Sheriff's officials say witnesses told them it all went down at a Chauncey home.
They said after Pruitt and Wooten exchanged words, the situation escalated into a fist fight.
An Athens County man is beaten until he's unconscious.
Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly says deputies responded to an assault at a home in Chauncey, Wednesday.
That's where they found 20-year old Harley Pruitt unconscious and not breathing.
Pruitt was flown to a Columbus hospital.
He's in critical condition.
Deputies arrested Gary Wooten, Wednesday night.
He faces a felonious assault charge.
He's at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.