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Murder May Be Tied to Online Sex Offender List

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Murder May Be Tied to Online Sex Offender List

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Murder May Be Tied to Online Sex Offender List

Murder May Be Tied to Online Sex Offender List

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When 67-year-old convicted sex offender Michael Dodele moved to the northern California town of Lakeport, he might have thought he could leave his past behind. But that didn't happen.

Dodele's neighbor, a 29-year-old construction worker with a young son, is charged with killing Dodele.

As prosecutors prepare for a hearing in January, they're looking into the possibility that Dodele was murdered because he was in the Megan's Law database of registered sex offenders.