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Friday, August 1, 2014

Murder in Lafayette County

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the murder of a 69-year-old man who was allegedly beaten to death in the county at about 9 p.m. last night.

Investigators are not releasing how the victim, Derald “Pete” Connell, was killed; only that he was the victim of an assault.

Investigator Scott Mills said the assault took place off Highway 6 East near Oxford.

“We have no motives at this time,” Mills said. “Although, we do have some suspects.” (April 2, 2010)

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