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Homeless man arrested in Wis. Capitol area beating

Homeless man arrested in Wis. Capitol area beating

Madison police say they expect one homeless man will be charged in the beating death of another.

The 61-year-old victim died Wednesday night after he was beaten across the street from the state Capitol.

Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain, who tells the Wisconsin State Journal that a 32-year-old man was arrested soon after on a tentative charge of first-degree intentional homicide.

He could appear Friday in court, where it will be up to prosecutors to file formal charges.

DeSpain says a third homeless man reported seeing the 32-year-old beat the older man.

He says the reason for the attack is not yet known.

Court records show the 32-year-old has a long criminal history, including drug convictions, battery and intimidating a victim.

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