Twenty-three-year-old man charged with murder in baseball bat be

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Assailant is arrainged on his 23rd birthday. He is on parole

(AP) _ A man on parole for a weapons conviction has been charged in connection with the beating death of a Chicago teenager during a melee that erupted after a weekend party.

Authorities say Nathaniel Tucker is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Albert Vaughn on Saturday. Police say officers chased Tucker after the attack and arrested him in a building less than a block from the scene of the fight.

Cook County state’s attorney spokesman Andy Conklin says Tucker has a bond hearing scheduled later in the day. It’s his 23rd birthday.

Illinois Department of Correction records show Tucker is on parole for a 2005 conviction for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. He was sentenced to three years in prison in that case, and his parole was scheduled to end in June 2009.

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