"Sons of Anarchy" star Johnny Lewis is named the suspect in a brutal murder of an elderly woman, but he won't be able to stand trial for he died after his act. The 28-year-old actor, who plays Kip "Half-Sack" Epps on the FX show, was found dead on the driveway of a Los Angeles building on Wednesday, September 26.
Authorities said Lewis allegedly beat his landlady, an 81-year-old woman named Catherine Davis, with blunt instrument inside the building. A cat which has been beaten to death was also found. The upstairs part of the building, which is located in the Los Feliz neighborhood near Hollywood, had been ransacked.
According to a 911 call, a woman was heard screaming and the officers were told that Lewis had fought with two men but it was not clear whether it was after Davis was killed or not. Officers were also informed of Lewis' fall, possibly from a wall, roof or balcony.
"The best we're piecing together now is that it appears that some type of altercation occurred inside of the house resulting in the death of the woman, then this individual ran outside, had an altercation with a couple of neighbors, ran back into the house and by the time we got here, he had fallen or had somehow died on the driveway," LAPD Commander Andrew Smith told a local ABC affiliate.
Per People, detectives have concluded that Lewis murdered Davis and are not looking for other suspects. "It's a terrible tragedy as far as we're concerned and were digging into the bottom of it," LAPD spokesman Andrew Smith said.