Man arrested for killing elderly woman with AC window unit

Man arrested for killing elderly woman with AC window unit
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POSTED: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 3:30pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 3:34pm

New Orleans police have a man in custody connected to an early-morning killing in Gentilly.

Investigators said Ricky Russell, 31, was arrested on a charge of First-Degree Murder for a killing that took happened in the 5600 block of Lafaye Street.

Police said it happened about 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13.

Investigators said Russell killed a 74-year-old woman after hitting her in the head with an air conditioner window unit, and putting a plastic bag over her head.

According to investigators, the woman was a caretaker at a group home in the area, where Russell had lived, and the two were involved in an ongoing argument.

Police have not released the victim's name.

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