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3 arrested in killing of ex-Yankee Perez

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Police in the Dominican Republic say they have arrested three men suspected in the killing former major league pitcher Pascual Perez during an attempted home robbery, and another two suspects remain at large.

Criminal investigations director Maximo Baez said Saturday that one of the men arrested has confessed that he and four others planned to rob Perez’s home. Police say they have identified the two remaining fugitives.

Perez was found Thursday with severe head wounds in a town west of the capital of Santo Domingo.

Police say one of the arrested suspects said they sought to steal the $2,400 that Perez received monthly as pension for his 11-season career in the Major Leagues.

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