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Feb 1, 2013 8:16 AM by AP

3 brothers arrested in 1982 death of Woodworth man

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Three brothers have been arrested in the 1982 beating death of 77-year-old Dan Triplett of Woodworth.

Sheriff William Earl Hilton said on Thursday that 48-year-old John F. McNeal of Woodworth and 50-year-old Bobby Ray McNeal Sr. of Lena were booked with first-degree murder and aggravated burglary. Forty-seven-year-old Mark McNeal of Alexandria was booked with accessory after the fact to first-degree murder and aggravated burglary.

Hilton says on Aug. 9, 1982, a neighbor found Triplett in his home.

The sheriff said Triplett's hands and feet were bound. A pillow case was covering his head and tied around his neck. Triplett also had suffered a beating to the head.

Hilton said detectives believe robbery was the motive for the death.

It was unclear whether the brothers have attorneys.

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Information from: Alexandria Daily Town Talk, http://www.thetowntalk.com

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