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Deputies arrest trio in Greensburg beating death

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Posted: Mar 4, 2010 7:19 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: St. Helena Parish, Greensburg, Roy Lee Patterson, Pine Grove, Ledale Dunn, Peter Lee, teenager, second-degree murder, investigation

Three men were arrested by the St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office in connection with the slaying of a Greensburg man, who was found in a ditch Tuesday morning.

Deputies say a passing truck driver spotted the body of Roy Lee Patterson lying in a ditch in the Pine Grove area.

Deputies believe Patterson asked neighbors for a ride to the store, and they allegedly beat him to death on the way back.

Deputies arrested 18-year-old Ledale Dunn, 23-year-old Peter Lee and a 17-year-old.

All three were booked with second-degree murder.

The investigation continues and more arrests are expected.

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