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Man beaten to death with pipe in West Sacramento; woman arrested

A woman is suspected of beating a man to death with a pipe early Wednesday at a West Sacramento motel.

West Sacramento police Sgt. Roger Kinney said officers were called to the Great Value Inn, 1432 W. Capitol Ave., about 4:45 a.m. regarding a disturbance at the motel.

A woman was reported to be beating a man with a pipe. Officers quickly arrived and found a 55-year-old man dead on the ground near the front office.

A distraught 26-year-old woman was also at the scene. The woman, who was not immediately identified, was placed under arrest on suspicion of killing the man.

The name of the man, who was staying at the motel, has not been released.