Natavia Lowery, Linda Stein's personal assistant, has confessed to the murder of the former Ramones manager. The suspect told cops she bludgeoned her boss in her posh FIfth Avenue apartment because Stein yelled at her, swore at her, waved a stick at her and blew marijuana smoke into her face.
At a news conference, Police commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said Lowery had confessed to striking the former Ramones manager six or seven times on Oct. 30 with a four-pound exercise stick. (The New York Post describes it as a "metal yoga rod.")
Kelly said that in Lowery’s account, Stein (described as "tough as nails" by the Post and "rough and tumble" by the Daily News) had used “profanity and derogatory language” and refused to stop blowing smoke at her even though the smoke was making her sick. Lowery had worked for Ms. Stein for about four months, but said Ms. Stein had not verbally abused her until the day of the killing.
Natavia Lowery is set to be charged by the Manhattan district attorney’s office this evening. By later this afternoon, the "snarky" websites shoud have a lot of personal assistant jokes at the ready, and with the charges, the case is tailormade for a Law & Order spin.