SAVANNAH, GA ( September 22, 2012 ) Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have adjusted the charges against a homeless man involved in a fight after which a second was found dead in the river Friday night.
Warrants charging Michael Myers, 34, with voluntary manslaughter in the death of Willie Miller, 42, were filed Saturday. Murder charges originally had been reported.
The two men became involved in an altercation on the river walk about 9 p.m. during which both fell into the Savannah River. Myers climbed out immediately. Miller’s body was found almost two hours later by divers from SCMPD and Savannah Fire. Myers was located soon after.
Police, firefighters, U.S. Coast Guard and Department of Natural Resources officers scoured the area for several hours before the body was found.
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