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.
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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