Mount Vernon man beaten to death in the Bronx

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A Bronx man is being charged with murder after beating a Mount Vernon man to death with a metal pipe.

Police say Troy George, 54, claims 29-year-old Harold Bates was breaking into his home in the Wakefield section of the Bronx on Thursday night. George then chased Bates for several blocks before catching him and bashing him with a pipe, according to officials.

Bates was taken to Montefiore Medical Center, but he could not be saved.

George is now facing murder, manslaughter and weapons possession charges.

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