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Man beaten to death with hammer in Brockton

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BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) - Police are investigating a fatal hammer attack in Brockton.
    
Police responded to calls about an injured man on Clinton Street at about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday. The victim, identified as 74-year-old Lee Harmon, was found with what the Plymouth district attorney's office described as "massive head wounds" and a gash to the lower right arm. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
    
According to broadcast reports, a hammer was recovered at the scene.
    
Witnesses told investigators they heard a crash and commotion, followed by breaking glass and a verbal confrontation.
    
Authorities did not announce an arrest.
    
One neighbor says the victim was homeless and was often seen in the neighborhood on a bicycle looking for redeemable cans and bottles.

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