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Murder suspect arrested at hotel

December 10, 2011 |  6:04 pm

Glendale police and U.S. marshals arrested a 64-year-old man in a hotel Thursday night on suspicion of beating his roommate to death in Northern California, officials said.

Lawrence Hoffman of Burlingame in San Mateo County was taken into custody as he was leaving his room at the Golden Key Hotel in the 100 block of Colorado Street, Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.

Burlingame Police Department officials notified their Glendale counterparts and the U.S. marshal's fugitive task force that they had tracked Hoffman to the hotel using his cellphone records, Burlingame Capt. Mike Matteucci said.

Hoffman was known to visit the Los Angeles area, he told the Glendale News-Press.

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