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Death was fifth homicide on reservation

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2002

A funeral was held on Wednesday for an Indian man from the Leech Lake Reservation of Minnesota who was beaten to death by two teens.

Louie Bisson was the fifth homicide on the reservation this year. Two 16-year-olds face murder charges.

According to The Minneapolis Star Tribune, Bisson was an albino Indian. The teens were also Indian.

There is a gang problem on the reservation but authorities haven't found evidence that it was related to an alleged gang initiation.

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A last chance to say goodbye to Louie Bisson (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 12/5)

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