Granddaughter, boyfriend charged in 88-year-old’s death

Posted at 7:42 AM, October 18, 2021 and last updated 8:13 PM, July 17, 2023

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A granddaughter and her boyfriend have been charged with second-degree murder in the death of an 88-year-old Virginia woman, authorities said.

This combination photo of Oct. 11, 2021, booking images provided by the Danville City Jail show Lindsey Johnson, left, and Nicasio Guzman, right. The two are accused of killing Johnson’s 88-year-old grandmother in Virginia. (Danville City Jail)

Danville police said Lindsey Mae Johnson, 24, and Nicasio Antonio Guzman, 22, are charged in the death of Elizabeth Morris Adkins, who was found dead in her home on Oct. 10, The Danville Register & Bee reported. Johnson and Guzman are both from Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Police discovered Adkins dead shortly after 10:45 a.m. that Sunday after officers responded to a 911 call indicating someone found the woman unresponsive inside her home. Adkins was pronounced dead at the scene, and evidence led police to investigate the case as a homicide. A news release provided no further details.

A statement from police said the department couldn’t comment on a possible motive because the investigation is ongoing.

Johnson and Guzman are being held in the Danville City jail without bond, and it’s not known if either has an attorney.

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