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Pool man accused of killing 93-year-old California woman for 'financial gain,' authorities say

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Source: MEGA; Riverside Police Department

Dec. 11 2021, Published 11:27 a.m. ET

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A California man accused of slaying a 93-year-old woman pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, according to reports.

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On Dec. 9, Benjamin Briones, 60, entered the plea in connection to the slaying of Jean Grace Willrich in her Palm Desert home.

Charging documents obtained by KESQ-TV alleged Briones, a pool serviceman, went to Willrich’s residence around Nov. 29 "with the intent to commit theft and a felony” and “financial gain” was the motive for the elderly victim’s killing.

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According to the documents, Brione allegedly forged a signature on a check for $7,650 from Willrich’s Bank of America account.

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On Nov. 30, members of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department responded to the home for a report of a suspicious death. When they arrived, deputies found Willrich.

Briones is being held without bail at the John Benoit Detention Center.

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