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Homicide charge filed in toilet paper dispute

February 22, 2006

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— It is really frustrating when there's no toilet paper, but ... a man is accused of fatally beating his roommate to death with a sledgehammer because of it.

Franklin Paul Crow, 56, of Moss Bluff, was charged Monday with homicide in the death of Kenneth Matthews, 58, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

Crow told investigators that the men were fighting about the toilet paper over the weekend when Matthews pulled out a rifle. Crow said he then began beating Matthews with the sledgehammer and claw hammer, according to an affidavit.

Matthews was beaten so badly he had to be identified through his fingerprints, detectives said. Crow was being held at the Marion County jail without bond.

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