Arrest made after tree-house robbery ends in good Samaritan's death

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KEY WEST, Fla. - Authorities arrested a man after police said he stabbed another man to death during a robbery in a tree house in Key West.

 A local newspaper reported that Wednesday's incident stemmed from a crack cocaine deal, where a woman's throat was cut.

The victim, 59-year-old Mathew Bonnett, was at a home inside trailer park and tried to help a neighbor who was being robbed by two masked men, Monroe County Sheriff's deputies said.

The female victim lived in the tree house in the trailer park, investigators said.

Officers said Bonnett was not involved in the drug deal, and that he was trying to be a good Samaritan.

Rory Hank Wilson, 49, was arrested on murder and robbery charges. He is being held at the Monroe County Jail.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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