Capitol Heights man charged with beating roommate to death

March 26, 2013

Prince George’s County police have charged a 62-year-old man with beating to death his roommate in Capitol Heights after an argument over rent money, authorities said.

Luke Osei-Kwame was charged last week with first-degree murder and related counts in the slaying of 59-year-old Anthony Taylor, authorities said. Police said Osei-Kwame attacked Taylor with a large wooden club on March 18 after the two men got into an argument that escalated into a fight. The two shared a home in the 1100 block of Adeline Way, which is where the fight occurred, police said.

Police said Taylor died from his injuries on March 20, and Osei-Kwame was charged with the death the same day.

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