Suspect in killing was 'Sons of Anarchy' actor

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Actor Johnny Lewis

Actor Johnny Lewis (AP photo)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Court records show “Sons of Anarchy” actor Johnny Lewis was released from jail a week before being found dead in his driveway after police say he apparently killed his landlady.

Los Angeles police said Thursday that the 28-year-old Lewis is the only suspect in the death of 81-year-old Catherine Davis, who was discovered slain inside the hillside home in Los Feliz.

Authorities say they are investigating Davis’ death and that it appears she was beaten. They say the actor died after climbing atop the home and either jumping or falling to the ground.

Lewis played Kip “Half-Sack” Epps in the FX show.

According to records, Lewis pleaded no contest to assault with a deadly weapon and attempted burglary this year.
He spent time at a drug- and psychiatric-treatment center. He was released from county jail Sept. 21.

Lewis’ attorney Jonathan Mandel said he was “surprised” and “baffled” by the deaths.

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