From the New York Times (Personal Assistant Is Charged in Broker’s Killing):
A personal assistant was charged yesterday with using a piece of exercise equipment to fatally bludgeon her boss, Linda Stein, the former punk-rock manager turned real estate broker, in her Fifth Avenue penthouse, the authorities said.
The assistant, Natavia S. Lowery, 26, of Brooklyn, said she was driven to violence by the victim herself, who, she said, treated her poorly, â€œjust kept yelling at herâ€ and even made her ill by blowing marijuana smoke in her face, officials said.
Finally, Ms. Lowery told detectives, she bashed Ms. Stein six or seven times in the back of the head on Oct. 30 with what she called a yoga stick after Ms. Stein, 62, made a racially demeaning remark, other law enforcement officials said.
I should point out that Ms. Stein is unable to defend herself from these accusations.November 10, 2007