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FRENCHMAN DIES ATTEMPTING TO END PHONE CALL

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A man was charged with aggravated assault Saturday in the beating death of another man who forcibly tried to cut short the suspect's 15-minute conversation in a public telephone booth.

Jean-Marie Lupin, 47, allegedly used punches and kicks to drive away Daniel Droniou, 44, after Droniou grew tired of waiting for the phone and began to force his way into the booth Thursday.Lupin was placed under court supervision, but not jailed. No trial date was announced.