LOS ANGELES (AP) — A family member of three people killed at a Los Angeles home said Thursday the suspect lived with one of the victims and had been resisting his attempts to evict her.
Nancy Jackson, 55, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murder after the bodies were found a day earlier at the home of Phillip White in the Leimert Park neighborhood. It wasn’t immediately known if she has an attorney.
The victims were identified as White, 62; his mother, Orsie Carter, 77; and her husband, William Carter, 82. All three suffered blunt force trauma to the head, while White and his mother were also shot, police said.
White, a retired probation officer recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, had taken Jackson in while she prepared to move out of state, his brother, Terry Carter, told KCBS-TV . It wasn’t immediately clear when the living arrangement began.
“My brother had extended mercy to her, and offered her a place to stay,” Carter said.
But White had grown tired of having Jackson at his home and wanted her out, Carter told the news station on Thursday.
Carter described White and Jackson as acquaintances and said she was resisting his attempts to evict her. He said White’s parents were visiting on Tuesday when the three were killed.
“I guess that’s when everything came to a head and it reached its climax,” he said.
Police have not named a possible motive. Jackson was held without bail.