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A 29-year-old man was in custody Thursday for allegedly killing an 89-year-old woman at her apartment in Hollywood, authorities said.

Officers sent to the four-story building in the 7000 block of Hawthorn Avenue about 12:35 p.m. Wednesday found Julia Myers dead, the coroner’s office reported. An autopsy was pending.

Jerrod Vaile-Martindale of Los Angeles was booked on suspicion of murder and was being held in lieu of $2 million bail, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Vaile-Martindale was visiting Myers when the two got into an argument and he allegedly struck her with a blunt object, said Officer Tony Im of the LAPD’s Media Relations office. The two are not related, police said.

No details were immediately available about what sparked the argument.

—City News Service

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