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Anti-violence speaker charged in Mississippi beating death

A Mississippi man who has given speeches about the need to reduce violence is now accused of beating another man to death with a baseball bat.

Stacy Regular, 45, of Greenwood, is charged with capital murder in the death of 29-year-old Labrandon Baugh, the Greenwood Commonwealth reported.

Baugh, who worked at a grain oil mill, was beaten March 28 in Greenwood. He was taken to a Jackson hospital and died three days later.

His younger sister, Arielle Hudson, said that knowing someone has been charged in her brother’s death “finally gave me a bit of peace.”

“I just hope justice will be upheld,” Hudson said.

It was not immediately clear whether Regular is represented by an attorney. He was denied bond Thursday.

Regular has worked for the Greenwood city parks department. The Commonwealth reported that he has spoken at local anti-violence rallies and has written several letters to the newspaper urging residents to take a more active stance against violence.

Deputy Police Chief Marvin Hammond said witnesses saw Regular take something out of Baugh’s pocket after Baugh was beaten. Hammond could not say what was taken.

A capital murder charge in Mississippi involves the accusation that someone killed another person while also committing another felony, such as theft.

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