Police Make Arrest in Christmas Eve Beating

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - A 28-year-old man has been charged in the beating and robbery of an elderly man outside a church in
College Park, Maryland, on Christmas Eve.

Police say Shannon Washington is charged with attempted
first-degree murder, first-degree assault and robbery. He's being
held without bond at the Maryland Department of Corrections.

The 69-year-old victim was critically injured after he was beaten with a baseball bat in the parking lot of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. The victim's son says his father is no longer in intensive care.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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