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Suspect in brutal beating coming back to Cincinnati

Michael Taylor (Source: Cincinnati Police) Michael Taylor (Source: Cincinnati Police)

CINCINNATI (AP) - Authorities say the suspect in the brutal beating of a homeless man in Cincinnati is on his way back from Las Vegas after his arrest there.

Police say 38-year-old Michael Taylor has been charged with felonious assault in the Jan. 24 assault. Police say Taylor, who goes by the nickname "Madness," picked up 56-year-old Robert Meehan, slammed him to the ground, punched him, and hit him over the head with a beer bottle.

Police trying to figure out what happened have said acquaintances of Taylor defend him, saying he must have been provoked if he did anything.

Meehan is in a long-term treatment facility after 18 days in a hospital.

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