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Funeral arrangements set for Webster Parish beating victim

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WEBSTER PARISH, La. -

Funeral arrangements have been set for William Turner Sheppard, 26 of Minden who passed away after being beaten last week.

Visitation for William Sheppard will be Tuesday evening from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Cox Funeral Home in Delhi. Services for William Sheppard will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17.

Sheppard died from his injuries sustained during a beating and charges on his assailants were upgraded from aggravated battery to manslaughter. Luke Ferguson, 26 of Minden and a 17 year-old from Doyline were booked into the Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center on manslaughter charges. Sheppard was injured on Wednesday, July 10, after the 17 year-old allegedly struck him twice on the back of the head. Sheppard was airlifted to LSU Hospital in Shreveport where he later died.

Sheppard leaves behind a wife a two children.

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