Glenn Haymer, 49, listed as homeless, is accused of causing the injuries to Albert Shepherd, 70, that led to Shepherd’s death, according to a warrant.
Shepherd died May 6 at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, where was being treated for burns he received in Rome on April 6.
Shepherd jumped from his second story apartment on Harvey Street suffering from second- and third-degree burns to his upper torso, police reported.
Witnesses reported seeing a man run away from the apartment after the incident.
Haymer was arrested on April 11 and charged with aggravated battery.
Police are still investigating how Shepherd was burned and what was used, but they do not think it was a chemical burn.
The apartment where the incident happened did not sustain much fire damage.
“There was enough evidence to charge him with murder off the initial autopsy, but the final autopsy is still pending,” said Deputy Coroner Gene Proctor.
Haymer remains in the Floyd County Jail on the murder charge where he is also being held on a probation violation.