Fight Between Homeless Men Turns Fatal

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Broward County Sheriff’s officials say a fight between two homeless turned fatal when they rolled into a nearby canal.

Sheriff’s spokesman Mike Jachles says the fight continued in the water until 50-year-old Thomas James Dean killed the other man and left him in the water Monday afternoon. He did not indicate what the fight was about or how the victim died.

The Miami Herald (http://bit.ly/nh03En ) reports the sheriff’s office got a call reporting a body in a canal. Divers found the body and deputies found Dean at a gas station a few blocks away.

Officials say he’s charged with second-degree murder. Dean is in the Broward County Jail and records don’t list an attorney.

The sheriff’s office has not released the victim’s name.

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Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com

Source: Associated Press

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