Man arrested for killing elderly woman with AC window unit
POSTED: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 3:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 3:34pm
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WDSU) — 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.