Lake Los Angeles woman accused of bludgeoning boyfriend with canned foods

Lake Los Angeles woman is accused of bludgeoning her boyfriend with cans of peas, carrots and chicken broth

A Lake Los Angeles woman is expected to be arraigned Friday on charges that she bludgeoned her boyfriend to death with cans of peas, carrots and chicken broth, prosecutors said.

Linda Clarene Jackson, 59, is charged with one count of murder in connection with the death Tuesday of her boyfriend, David Ruiz, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. She also faces allegations that she used the canned foods as a deadly weapon. She had been convicted in 2005 of making threats.

Jackson was arrested Tuesday at about 3:15 p.m., prosecutors said.

She used the cans of food to bash Ruiz’s head, according the district attorney’s office. Prosecutor Jon Hatami will ask that her bail be set at $1 million.

If convicted, Jackson faces life in state prison.

Ruiz's death is the second homicide to occur in Lake Los Angeles in the last 12 months, according to the L.A. Times Homicide Report.

Donald Anthony Grant, 56, was found dead July 11, 2014 of multiple stab wounds inside a bedroom in the 40200 block of 162nd Street East, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

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