Petersburg man arrested in deadly Hopewell fight

Joseph Martell Claiborne (Source: Hopewell Police Department)
Joseph Martell Claiborne (Source: Hopewell Police Department)

HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) - Hopewell Police have arrested a Petersburg man in connection with an early morning fight that turned deadly.

Joseph Martell Claiborne has been charged with murder. Police say he is one of several people involved in a fight where a man was badly beaten.

Police responded to the 1600 block of Old Iron Road around 1 a.m. Sunday. When officers got to the scene they found 29-year-old Burton Revish on the ground. Revish was taken to VCU Medical Center where he died from his injuries. His body has been taken to the Medical Examiner's office to determine the cause of death.

Based on interviews and witness statements, police believe others were involved in the beating.

Detectives are still investigating, but would like to speak with anyone at the party who may have witnessed the fight. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Hopewell Crime Solvers at 804-541-2202.

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