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Seventh arrest in man's baseball bat beating death

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RALEIGH, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A seventh person has been arrested in the baseball bat beating death of a Raleigh man.

The Smith County Sheriff's Department has charged Robert Burleson with aggravated assault in the death of 21-year-old Jessie Beech.

Investigators say Beech died from injuries after being beaten with two baseball bats during a fight last Thursday.

Three are charged with murder, and three others are charged with aggravated assault.

Smith County Sheriff Charlie Crumpton says those arrested were involved in a fight near the Smith-Simpson Countyline.

Crumpton says he believes the argument was over drugs.

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