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Homeless man beaten to death near state capital

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A homeless man has died, after he was severely beaten while sleeping across from the State Capitol on Tuesday night.

Madison Police said the 61-year-old victim was beaten in the head in what appeared to be a targeted attack.

A 32-year-old Madison man, who was also homeless, was arrested on a possible charge of attempted homicide – a count that could be upgraded now that the victim has died.

The victim’s name was not immediately released.