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Man accused of killing, burying roommate in garden

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police say they've arrested a Baton Rouge man accused of murdering his roommate and burying him in a garden.
    
54-year-old Douglas Studeman was booked Tuesday on suspicion of killing 77-year-old Chester Oakley at their home.
    
Police say Studeman and Oakley got into a fight when Studeman allegedly hit and killed the older man with a blunt object before burying Oakley outside in a garden. Police say Studeman then took several items which belonged to Oakley.
    
Family members contacted police, asking them to check on Oakley after they hadn't heard from him.
    
Studeman faces a charge of first-degree murder. It was unclear whether he has an attorney.
    

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