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Witness in Baton Rouge slaying beaten to death

3 years 8 months 1 week ago September 14, 2013 Sep 14, 2013 Saturday, September 14 2013 September 14, 2013 3:13 PM in News
By: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - Police records show that a Baton Rouge man who was found beaten to death had feared for his life after implicating a suspect in a fatal shooting in January.

The Advocate reports that 31-year-old Shaun Hartley was found slain - apparently by a wooden board - inside a vacant home on Thursday.

Investigative police reports show that Hartley was a witness in the January fatal shooting of Keith Matthews.

The records show that Hartley implicated his former roommate, Shingo J. Edwards, a fellow transvestite prostitute, in Matthews' death.

Edwards was taken into custody in late March after authorities received an anonymous tip that he was staying in a hotel in Lafayette.

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