Oxford man, 69, beaten to death

By NEMS Daily Journal

OXFORD – Lafayette County authorities are investigating the beating death of a man in the Brittany Woods area just east of the Oxford city limits.
Derald “Pete” Connell, 69, died late Thursday night after being transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy said Connell suffered numerous blunt force traumas. His death was ruled as homicide.
Authorities reportedly have identified several suspects but as of Monday had not identified any motives for the killing.