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Jun 4, 2013 8:40 AM by AP

Brothers indicted in 1982 homicide

Two brothers have been indicted on in the 1982 beating death of 77-year-old Dan Triplett of Woodworth.
The Town Talk reports a Rapides Parish Grand Jury returned indictments May 30 against John F. McNeal of Woodworth and Bobby Ray McNeal Sr. of Lena. Both are charged with one count of manslaughter and one count of aggravated burglary.
When they brothers were arrested Jan. 29, they originally were booked on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated burglary.
A third brother, 47-year-old Mark McNeal, was indicted on a charge of criminal obstruction of justice.
A neighbor found Triplett in his home on Aug. 9, 1982.
It was unclear whether the McNeals have attorneys.

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