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      Teen facing murder charges, allegedly killed grandmother with bat

      A Butts County teenager is accused of beating his grandmother to death with a baseball bat.

      Authoritiessay 18-year-old JeNorman Bland faces several charges, including murder.

      Accordingto Butts County Sheriff Gray Long, Bland is accused of chasing his grandmotherthrough her house and repeatedly striking her with the bat. She was found deadinside her Jackson home around 7 p.m. Tuesday.

      Long saidBland told investigators he went to his grandmother's house asking for a rideto a nearby store, but she was getting ready for work.

      Bland isscheduled to appear in court Thursday. He also faces kidnapping, robbery andfalse imprisonment charges.

      The grandmother's name hasnot been released.