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Man kills elderly woman for cutting her grass late in the evening

By Mason White 8:11 AM August 3, 2015
James Blair 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly killing his elderly neighbor for cutting her grass late in the evening, police in Ohio said.

Huron County police said that they arrested 50-year-old James Blair, after being accused of shooting 62-year-old Linda Ciotto for mowing her lawn.

According to the police investigation, Ciotto was mowing her lawn on Tuesday around 9:00 p.m., when Blair shot her in the head.

He tipped over the lawnmower on her body. Ciotto lived next door to Blair’s mother. Blair fled into his mother’s house and refused to surrender to police for six hours.

Police used tear gas to force Blair out of the house. Blair’s mother, 72-year-old Billie Hinkle, was also arrested. She was charged with tampering with evidence after being accused of hiding the murder weapon.

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