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Jun 30, 2010 12:03 AM by Jim Hummel

Breaux Bridge Man Beaten to Death

A Breaux Bridge man has died of injuries sustained in an assault last week.  Family members tell KATC, 62 year old Larry Williams was beaten into a coma early Thursday morning on Babineaux Street in Breaux Bridge.  He underwent surgery in Lafayette over the weekend but died Sunday night.

"Everybody's [going to] miss him dearly," said Williams' niece Mary Jane Williams.

In addition to a large extended family, hearts were also heavy at the Breaux Bridge Wal-Mart, where Williams was a long-time employee.  A makeshift memorial was assembled at the store's entrance Tuesday.

Mary Jane Williams believes robbery was the motive behind her uncle's death.  She says shortly after midnight Thursday, he withdrew $400 from his banking account. 

Breaux Bridge Police declined a request for an on-camera interview, but over the phone one detective would only say the department was investigating a fight, refusing to confirm a death or a robbery.

"He'd probably just give [the money] up, because he's not a fighter, he'd never fight anybody," said Mary Jane Williams.

The victim's family also tells KATC that at least one person has been arrested in connection with the case, also unable to be confirmed with the Breaux Bridge Police Department.

KATC has filed a freedom of information request with the department for reports related to the case, but so far has not received any additional information.

Jim Hummel

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