Man charged in beating death at senior living facility

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- A man has been charged with murder in the beating death of an elderly woman at a senior living facility.

Police said 43-year-old Lawrence Earl Wade was charged Monday in the death of 65-year-old Elnora Ruth Mitchell, who was found dead Sunday at her St. Mary's Manor apartment.

The facility is owned and operated by the Catholic Diocese of Memphis.

Police say Mitchell's son came to pick her up for church and she was found dead.

Investigators say property was missing from the scene.

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