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A Louisiana Suspect Believed an Elderly Woman Wanted Her Boyfriend, So She Beat Her to Death with Her Walker: Cops

Louisiana Woman Accused of Beating Elderly Woman to Death With Walker
Source: Baton Rouge Police Department; Unsplash

Woman accused of beating elderly woman to death because of love dispute.

Nov. 6 2023, Published 12:02 p.m. ET

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A Louisiana woman has been arrested after she allegedly beat an elderly woman to death during an argument about the suspect’s boyfriend, according to authorities.

Around 2:40 p.m. on Nov. 2, Denise Law, 37, allegedly confronted 66-year-old Melinda Reed inside a house in Baton Rouge because Law believed Reed wanted a relationship with her boyfriend, according to an affidavit obtained by The Advocate.

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The dispute continued outside, where Law allegedly hit Reed with a metal walker, causing her to fall to the ground, the affidavit stated.

According to witnesses, Law continued to strike Reed with the walker while she was on the ground and only stopped when bystanders intervened, according to the affidavit.

Law also threw Reed’s cell phone into a storm drain, which authorities said firefighters were able to retrieve.

Reed sustained severe injuries to her head and face and was rushed to a local hospital, where she later died, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

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Law was arrested and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a first-degree murder charge, officials said.

The investigation is ongoing.


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