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Police aren’t saying what the motive was behind the brutal beating death of a homeless man on Aug. 26 — but two suspects are now in custody after turning themselves in to police.

Police aren’t saying what the motive was behind the brutal beating death of a homeless man on Aug. 26 — but two suspects are now in custody after turning themselves in to police.

Rene Francis Quinn, 49, turned himself in on Tuesday and William James Dixon, 34, followed on Wednesday morning.

“Mr. Dixon was identified earlier in the investigation and we have been actively searching about,” said homicide Det. Dale Johnson.

“Mr. Dixon became aware of that and felt that it was no doubt in his best interest to turn himself in to police.”

Both have been charged with second-degree murder and possession of an offensive weapon, after James Lee Catholique’s body was found bludgeoned to death next to an abandoned building on 107 A Avenue and 100 Street last Thursday evening.

Johnson said both Quinn and Dixon are known to police, Quinn has a lengthy criminal record and the two are the only suspects in this case.

Johnson said police believe alcohol was involved.

 
 
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