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Eastport murder suspect due in court Thursday

January 30, 2014 5:52:26 AM PST
A Long Island man accused of shooting and killing a man inside his Eastport home is due in court Thursday.

Paul Batterson, Jr., of East Moriches, will be indicted by a grand jury in Suffolk County.

Police say he shot and killed 45-year-old Francisco Pirir during the botched robbery in December.

Investigators are still looking for another suspect in the attempted robbery.

Batterson is charged with second-degree murder.

Officers were called to the home on December 8 after a 911 caller reported that two masked men broke into the house, announced a robbery and shot two men.

The suspects fled the scene.

Pirir was killed, while a second male resident was shot in the hand and treated and released from a local hospital.

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