Homeless man fatally beaten at Toppenish camp

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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."

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Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com