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Monk murdered at Alabama Buddhist temple

Chaiwat Moleechate, 45, appears to have been beaten to death by a fellow monk at a Buddhist temple.
WKRG

(CBS/WKRG) IRVINGTON, Ala. - Police are now investigating the murder of a monk at the Wat Buddahrakha Temple in Alabama, CBS affiliate WKRG reports.

Detectives believe two monks got in an argument around 10:30 a.m. Friday that led to senior monk Chaiwat Moleechate's death.

Moleechate, 45, appears to have been beaten to death by a blunt object.

The  Mobile County sheriff's office now has suspect Veun Phdsamay, 32, in custody until further investigation.

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