Mark Anthony Coats has been charged for the murder of Leroy Studevant

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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Police have arrested a suspect in connection to the murder of 56-year-old Leroy Studevant of DC.

The incident occurred on December 31 at approximately 7:30 a.m. on the 4200 block of Hunt Place, NE. when police responded to the scene, they found  a man dead. Later, the cause of death was ruled as strangulation associated with piercing blunt force trauma, officials said. 

Mark Anthony Coats, 28, of Northeast was arrested on Tuesday and charged with First Degree Murder While Armed in the homicide of Leroy Studevant, police said. 

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