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Man Fatally Attacked Outside Home In Berkeley Hills

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The Berkeley hills home where man was beaten to death. (CBS)

The Berkeley hills home where man was beaten to death. (CBS)

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BERKELEY (CBS / AP) — A 23-year-old Alameda man is in jail on suspicion of murder after police say he fatally attacked another man outside the man’s home in the Berkeley hills.

Berkeley police Sgt. Mary Kusmiss said a woman called police Saturday night and reported that she and her husband had arrived home to find a stranger near their garage.

Peter Cukor was attacked after he asked the man to leave. The 67-year-old owner of a logistics consulting firm, died later in the hospital.

KCBS’ Doug Sovern Reports:

The property where the attack occurred is on Park Gate near Shasta Road and Grizzly Peak Boulevard. The two-story, 6,500-square-foot house sits behind stone walls and up a driveway of roughly 40 yards.

Kusmiss said an officer arrested Daniel Jordan Dewitt at a park about a block from the scene shortly after the attack. Dewitt, who matched a suspect description, suffers from mental illness, his mother told the newspaper.

Dewitt is being held without bail.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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