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Man Allegedly Killed His Alcoholics Anonymous Sponsor After Drinking

COVINGTON, Ky. (Associated Press / The Huffington Post) -- A northern Kentucky man is accused of beating his Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor to death with a baseball bat.

A Covington police detective testified in court Tuesday that the sponsor, Shain Pierce, returned home after having a toe amputated and found the man he was sponsoring, 47-year-old Leslie Haun, and Haun's 19-year-old son Robert Haun drinking alcohol.

Police believe Haun attacked Pierce with an aluminum bat and a table leg after the sponsor called him a "punk," according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Haun had reportedly been living with Pierce since August after being kicked out of a rehab center, the paper reports in an earlier story.

Last year, he was ordered to attend rehab after leading police on a high-speed chase in a stolen car he claimed Jesus had given him "to escape the demons that were chasing him," court documents indicate.

Robert Haun is charged with complicity to murder and tampering with evidence, according to WKRC. Police say he denied having anything to do with the death.

Attorneys for the two men did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

The victim's sister, Tammy Callen, told The Enquirer that her brother wasn't an alcoholic, but took part in the Alcoholics Anonymous program so he could assist people in need.

"He took in I don't know how many people," she said. "He was well loved and well respected."

Leslie Haun is charged with murder. Robert Haun is charged with complicity to murder. Police say he denied having anything to do with the death.

Attorneys for the two men did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

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