UPDATE: Man identified in deadly fight
The Corning man who died in a reported fist fight with his brother Tuesday evening has been identified by the Tehama County Sheriff's Department as 40-year-old Fermin "Mitch" Alberro.
Alberro's half-brother, Clifford Palmer, 46, has been arrested and booked into the Tehama County Jail on suspicion of murder in connection with Alberro's death. Bail is set at $1 million.
The Sheriff's Department responded to 23132 Flournoy Ave., at 5:45 p.m. for a call from Palmer reporting Alberro was unconscious and unresponsive, said sheriff's Lt. Donald Thomas.
Deputies found Alberro lying in the entry way of the residence unconscious and not breathing, Thomas said.
Clifford was placed in a patrol vehicle, and the deputy initiated life-saving efforts on Alberro, who was declared dead at the scene, reported the Sheriff's Department.
Thomas said Palmer admitted that the two men had been consuming alcohol throughout the day and began arguing.
"Palmer said the argument turned into a physical fight and that he used his fist to strike (Alberro) in the face, and that his brother then fell to the floor unconscious," Thomas said.
Both men lived at the residence.
Sheriff's Lt. Dave Greer said an autopsy will be conducted to determine cause of death.
He said no weapons have been seized and the case is under investigation.