Homeless man fatally beaten at Toppenish camp
Thursday, June 16, 2011
TOPPENISH, Wash. (AP) -- Yakima County sheriff's detectives suspect other residents of a transient camp near Toppenish may be responsible for the beating death of a homeless man who was motionless for four days before anyone called for help.
Det. Stew Graham says 51-year-old Samuel Mosher died Monday of head injuries he received a week-and-a-half ago.
Graham says deputies were called last week after fellow users of the camp "got tired of him apparently being in their way."
Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com