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Man ordered held without bail in Brockton beating death

BROCKTON — Prosecutors said a 74-year-old Brockton preacher was killed with his own hammer during a violent confrontation with a Brockton landscaper, who was linked to the crime by DNA that authorities found in a Red Sox baseball cap left at the scene and on the bloodstained handlebar of Lee Harmon’s bike.

Assistant Plymouth District Attorney Jeremy Beth Kusmin outlined the allegations against Carlos R. Velazquez, 26, during his arraignment on a murder charge in Brockton District Court Thursday.

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