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Arrest made in beating death of Brockton pastor

Authorities have arrested a 35-year-old Brockton man and charged him with the gruesome bludgeoning death with a hammer last month of a 74-year-old pastor in that city, prosecutors said Wednesday night.

Carlos Ramon Velazquez is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Brockton District Court on a murder charge in the slaying of Lee Harmon, Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz’s office said.

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