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Suspect arrested for St. Helena murder

Michael Halford (Source: St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office) Michael Halford (Source: St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office)
ST. HELENA PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

St. Helena sheriff's deputies have made an arrest in last month's murder of an elderly man.

Michael Lynn Halford, 32 was charged Friday with the murder of John Nelson Hornsby, 74.

Halford was arrested Friday night.  He is accused of beating Hornsby to death last month, then setting Hornsby's house on fire.

On August 7th, a mail carrier found Hornsby's body outside his rural St. Helena Parish home.

Detective Joe Chaney says DNA found at the scene matches Halford.

The investigation is ongoing.  More arrests are possible.

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