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Puerto Rico beating death suspect is arrested in Lawrence by US Marshals task force

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A US Marshals Service task force arrested a man wanted by Puerto Rico in the beating death of another man in that commonwealth in 2005. The victim was reportedly beaten to death with a 2-by-4 piece of wood. The Marshals Service said that the suspect, Jose Garcia-Cordero, 33, is believed to have moved to the Lawrence area after the killing. He was apprehended in Lawrence Thursday evening and is expected to be transferred back to Puerto Rico.

Milton J. Valencia can be reached at milton.valencia@globe.com.