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      Police: 71-year-old killed girlfriend with bat

      Police: 71-year-old killed girlfriend with bat

      A man is in custody in St. Louis, accused of beating his girlfriend to death with a baseball bat.

      Police say the crime happened Thursday evening. The 71-year-old suspect's name has not been released.

      Police say the man was arguing with his girlfriend, 54-year-old Carolyn Richardson, then struck her in the head several times with the bat. Richardson was pronounced dead at a hospital.

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