Police in Louisiana arrested a woman accused of using a walker to beat a 66-year-old to death on Thursday because the older woman allegedly desired a relationship with her boyfriend.
On Friday, Denise Law, 37, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a charge of first-degree murder in connection with the death of Melinda Reed.
Reed was severely beaten during a fight between the women at a house on Riverway Drive at approximately 2:40 p.m. on Thursday, according to the police.
According to the Advocate, witnesses at the scene told detectives that after Law accused Reed of wanting a relationship with her boyfriend, the two started arguing inside the house.
According to the document, the argument carried on outside, at which point Law armed herself with a metal walker and started hitting Reed multiple times, sending her to the ground.
Law reportedly hit Reed while she was on the ground until onlookers managed to get her to stop, according to a witness who spoke with police.
In addition, Law tossed Reed’s phone down a storm drain. The document states that firefighters later found it.
After being transported to a local hospital, Reed died from her injuries.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.
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