Suspect in killing was actor Sons of Anarchy actor
FILE - This Sept. 14, 2011 file photo shows actor Johnny Lewis posing for a portrait during the 36th Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. Authorities say Lewis fell to his death after killing an elderly Los Angeles woman. Lewis appeared in the FX television show "Sons of Anarchy," for two seasons. The woman killed is identified as 81-year-old Catherine Davis. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri, file)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court records show "Sons of Anarchy" actor Johnny Lewis was released from jail a week before being found dead in his driveway after police say he apparently killed his landlady.
Los Angeles police said Thursday that the 28-year-old Lewis is the only suspect in the death of 81-year-old Catherine Davis, who was discovered slain inside the hillside home in Los Feliz.
Authorities say they are investigating Davis' death and that it appears she was beaten. They say the actor died after climbing atop the home and either jumping or falling to the ground.
According to records, Lewis pleaded no contest to assault with a deadly weapon and attempted burglary this year.
He spent time at a drug- and psychiatric-treatment center. He was released from county jail Sept. 21.
Calls and messages to Lewis' agent and attorney were not immediately returned.