OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man charged in the death of another man has been ordered held without bail.

That order came Friday against 36-year-old Louis French Jr., who is charged with first-degree murder and a weapons count in the death of 55-year-old Kelly Barges.

Prosecutors say French beat Barges with his hands and feet, as well as a lock and chain, before strangling him to death.

Barges' body was found Aug. 6 by police in an apartment complex in the Radial Hills neighborhood north of midtown Omaha. Three others also face charges in the death.

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