- Associated Press - Saturday, February 27, 2016

KELFORD, N.C. (AP) - Investigators say a 24-year-old woman has been charged with killing an 83-year-old man in his Bertie County home.

Sheriff John Holley told media outlets that Samantha Demery was charged with first-degree murder Friday afternoon.

Holley won’t say how Willie Jenkins was killed or what led to his death. But the sheriff says Demery is addicted to drugs and that led to the killing.

A friend who hadn’t heard from Jenkins in days came by his home Tuesday and called police after seeing his feet not moving through a window.

Demery remains in jail. It wasn’t known if she had a lawyer.

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