By Matt Thomas, NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A homeless man is in jail after police say he beat to death a Dallas man who had once tried to help him.

27-year-old Walter Diaz is accused of bludgeoning 80-year-old Gilbert Spira in his home near Royal and Webb Chapel in Dallas.

A group of homeless men who Spira had allowed to camp in his backyard heard a commotion inside the home last night around 10:30. They went to see what was going on, and that’s when police say Diaz admitted killing the man.

KRLD’s Matt Thomas Reports:

Diaz had been allowed on the property, but eventually was told to stay away. The group of other homeless men held Diaz until the police could get there.

Diaz is currently being held without bond in the Dallas County Jail facing a murder charge.

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