LANCASTER – A 59-year-old Lake Los Angeles woman was charged Thursday with killing her boyfriend by striking him in the head with cans of food, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Linda Clarene Jackson faces one count of murder in connection with the death of 59-year-old David Ruiz, who was found dead Tuesday, June 16, in the 40200 block of 164th Street East.
Jackson allegedly killed Ruiz while he was at her house by bludgeoning him in the head with canned foods, according to Deputy District Attorney Jon Hatami. Details about a possible motive for the killing were not released.
Palmdale Sheriff’s Station responded to the area around 1:20 p.m. June 16 regarding a person injured and bleeding, sheriff’s officials said. Deputies found a victim bleeding and unresponsive, and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Jackson was arrested around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday and booked at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station around 3:50 a.m. Wednesday, according to LASD inmate records.
The felony complaint filed Thursday alleges Jackson used canned food as a deadly and dangerous weapon and that she was convicted in 2005 for making criminal threats, the prosecutor said.
She is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in a Lancaster courtroom.
Hatami will recommend more than $1 million bail for the defendant.
If convicted as charged, Jackson faces life in state prison.
The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
UPDATED 6.19.15. Linda Clarene Jackson’s arraignment has been postponed to Monday, June 22.
UPDATED 6.22.15. Linda Clarene Jackson’s arraignment has now been postponed to Wednesday, July 22. We will continue to follow this story.
UPDATED 7.22.15: Arraignment for Linda Jackson has been postponed again, this time until Aug.31. We are still following this story.
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