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3rd person arrested in baseball-bat beating death

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TAZAH HOSEY/Source: Smith Co. Sheriff's Dept. TAZAH HOSEY/Source: Smith Co. Sheriff's Dept.
BRONSON JAMES/Source: Smith Co. Sheriff's Dept. BRONSON JAMES/Source: Smith Co. Sheriff's Dept.
KODA WILLIAMSON/Source: Smith Co. Sheriff's Dept. KODA WILLIAMSON/Source: Smith Co. Sheriff's Dept.
RALEIGH, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Sheriff's deputies in Smith County have arrested a third person in connection with the beating death of a 21-year-old man.

Sheriff Charlie Crumpton says Tazah Hosey, 18, is now charged with murder. Deputies had already arrested two others -- Bronson James, 34, and Koda Williamson, 26 -- and charged them with murder.

Investigators say two groups of people got into a fight with each other on the night of Thursday, August 25, in front of an abandoned house on Highway 540 near the Simpson-Smith county line.

According to authorities, Jessie Beech, 21, of Raleigh was badly injured in the fight when he was beaten with a baseball bat. He was taken to a hospital in Jackson, where he died on Saturday.

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