Note to self: Don’t blow marijuana smoke in assistant’s face and follow up with racial slur

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, “just kept yelling at her” 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

One thought on “Note to self: Don’t blow marijuana smoke in assistant’s face and follow up with racial slur”

  1. It’s good you added that last line. Remember that singer Selena’s case? It could just be that Ms. Lowery acted as she did because she was fired and made up the story. Who knows? For anything less than 2nd degree murder the burden of proof should be on the defendant.

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