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Man Dies After Baseball Bat Attack In Muscatine, Iowa

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A Muscatine, Iowa man is being charged with murder after police say he killed another man with a baseball bat.

Jose Tapia, 27, is accused of beating 39-year-old Michael Newman in the head with a baseball bat on Friday, August 8, 2014.

Newman was taken to an Iowa City hospital where he died on Wednesday, August 23, 2014.

Police say Tapia attacked Newman willfully, deliberately and with premeditation.

Tapia faces a charge of first degree murder.

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