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Five arrested in fatal beating

HOPKINSVILLE — Five people have been arrested in the beating death of a Hopkinsville man.

Hopkinsville Police Sgt. Michael Seis said 20-year-old Lacagle Kendrick Jr. was the fifth person arrested on a murder charge Thursday after he emerged with his hands in the air from a house surrounded by more than 20 officers.

The Kentucky New Era of Hopkinsville reported that in addition to Kendrick, four juveniles have also been arrested on murder charges in the beating death of 41-year-old John Lyle. One of those charged is 15 years old, two are 16 and one is 17.

Police say Lyle was beaten on July 23 with items such as a pair of vise grips and a wooden post. Authorities found him on the ground, and he died a week later at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

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