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Suspect arrested after man found dead next to three-foot sword

Suspect arrested after man found dead next to three-foot sword

Authorities say they discovered a man dead from 'visible injuries consistent with a violent attack'.

On Saturday afternoon authorities received a 911 call about someone covered in blood lying next to railroad tracks in Lake Worth, about 10 miles south of West Palm Beach, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said.

Livingston is being held without bond in the Palm Beach County jail on a charge of second-degree murder. They also found a 3-foot sword near the victim, who was not identified by police.

"Detectives arrived, interviews were conducted with witnesses and a person of interest that had been detained by the responding deputies", Barbera said in a press release.

The homicide is the third in Lake Worth in the last two months, according to a Palm Beach Post database. "Probable cause was developed and George C. Livingston ... was arrested for 2nd Degree Murder".

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During Livingston's first, brief appearance before a judge Sunday morning, a prosecutor argued against granting bail.

In 1998, he was court-ordered to have no contact with a person "for protection against repeat violence". One of those convictions came in Broward County, the other in Palm Beach County, records show.

In 2011, a mall security guard reported seeing a man in the children's play area with a knife attached to his hip.

As a convicted felon, Livingston is not allowed to carry a weapon.

The case did not go to trial because Livingston was ruled incompetent.