Woman arrested in death of deaf sister in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say a woman has been arrested out of state in connection with the death of her deaf and partly blind sister three years ago in Southern California.

Detective Dave Peteque tells the Daily News that Jill Blackstone was taken into custody Wednesday on a murder warrant. Peteque didn’t say in which state the arrest was made. It wasn’t immediately known if Blackstone has an attorney.

Her sister, Wendy Blackstone, was found unconscious in March 2015 near Los Angeles in an enclosed garage filled with carbon monoxide. The 49-year-old later died.

The newspaper says Jill Blackstone worked as a TV producer for programs including “The Jerry Springer Show” and “Family Court with Judge Penny.”

She’s expected to be transferred to Los Angeles to face charges.


Information from: (Los Angeles) Daily News, http://www.dailynews.com

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