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Pool Cue as Murder Weapon

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What was just a St. Patty's Day bar fight that included a pool cue knocking one man unconscious has turned into a murder incident. As of yesterday, the Monday afternoon fight in a bar in Orange County's city of Cypress left Steven Keith Toole, 45, in critical condition and on life support. As of yesterday morning, he was pronounced dead police announced today.

Police had arrested a bar regular, Richard Lee Thompson, 46, who after the fight left in his vehicle to his Lakewood home where police convinced him over the phone to surrender himself. Already in custody for attempted murder, Thompson will now be charged with murder and will most likely be arraigned today.

The fight occurred around 3:50 p.m. at the Breakers Bar located at 4360 Lincoln Ave., near Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

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