BR man accused of killing roommate, 77, and burying him in garden

 BR man accused of killing roommate, 77, and burying him in garden

Credit: Bill Feig / The Advocate

Police cars park in the back of a house at 4850 Alvin Dark Drive and dirt is piled up on the lawn where a roommate buried a 77-year-old in the backyard garden. (photo: Bill Feig / The Advocate)

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Posted on May 21, 2014 at 8:43 AM

Ryan Broussard / The Advocate

A 77-year-old former longtime LSU athletics department employee described by his neighbors as a fatherly figure, was found bludgeoned to death, wrapped in a bedsheet and buried in a tomato garden behind his home Tuesday after he was killed by his roommate following a heated argument Sunday, police said.

Douglas Studeman, 54, 4850 Alvin Dark Ave., Baton Rouge, confessed to the killing Tuesday after police made the grisly discovery of Chester Oakley’s body in the garden earlier that morning, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a Baton Rouge police spokesman.

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