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3 arrested in connection with beating in South L.A. park

October 28, 2011 |  2:03 pm

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in the September beating and robbery of a homeless man in a South Los Angeles park.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said the man was severely beaten and robbed of a few dollars and a small radio Sept. 24 in Colonel Leon H. Washington Park on South Maie Avenue.

He spent two weeks in a hospital intensive-care unit.

Earlier this week, deputies from the sheriff's parks bureau arrested two people whom they saw at the park: Onesi Reyes, 27, and Richard Johnson, 31, both homeless.

On Thursday, deputies arrested Ernest Jackson Jr., a 38-year-old homeless parolee, at the same park.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact detectives at (661) 294-3544.

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 -- Sam Quinones

twitter.com/samquinones7

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