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Golfer beaten to death after intervening in brawl

Staff Writer

Professional golfer Lu Wen--hsiung (呂文雄) was beaten to death on Thursday after he intervened in a drunken brawl involving his neighbors.

Tamsui Precinct Criminal Investigation Team Captain Tsai Dou-he (蔡多賀) said that Lu, 41, was riding his scooter home after buying a late supper when he saw two couples, including Wang Chih-cheng (王志誠), 29, his girlfriend, Tien Juei-jung (田瑞榮), 29, and his wife, drunk and quarreling in front of his apartment building in Tamsui (淡水), Taipei County.

Lu approached them and asked them to lower their voices.

Infuriated, Wang and Tien took Lu’s intervention as provocation and allegedly began beating Lu till he couldn’t move, according to police from the Taipei County Police Department’s Tamsui Precinct, who arrived at the scene after receiving a report of a group brawl at 1:34am. Lu was rushed to hospital after the police arrived.

However, he was pronounced dead at around 3:23am.

The police said that Lu won his first championship in 2003, and he was supposed to participate in a tournament scheduled to begin on Tuesday.

Both Tien and Wang have been transferred to the Shihlin District Prosecutors’ Office for further questioning, Tsai said, adding that the court has also granted prosecutors’ request to detain the two.

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