Harlan man faces murder charge

A Harlan County man was charged with murder Tuesday in the beating death of another man, according to Kentucky State Police.

Police have charged Robert E. Curry, 39, of Evarts with killing Bruce M. Penix, 47, of Kildav, who was found dead about 3:30 a.m. Sept. 6.

An autopsy showed Penix died from blows to the head, according to a news release.

It appears Penix suffered the injuries during a fight between the two men, said detective Mike Cornett.