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2 men booked in beating death of Doyline man

Posted: Updated: July 15, 2013 01:48 PM

MINDEN, La. (AP) - Webster Parish sheriff's deputies say a Doyline man has died from injuries sustained during a beating and charges on his assailants have been upgraded from aggravated battery to manslaughter.

26-year-old Luke Eugene Ferguson, of Minden, and a 17-year-old from Doyline have been booked into Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center on manslaughter charges.

Sheriff Gary Sexton said the victim, 32-year-old William Turner Sheppard, was injured Wednesday night when 17-year-old allegedly struck him twice on the back of the head.

Sheppard was airlifted to a Shreveport hospital. He reportedly died around 3 p.m. Thursday.

Manslaughter carries a sentence of up to 40 years in prison.


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