NJ Woman Indicted in Elderly Neighbor's Slaying

Yvonne Walker's accused of killing her 88-year-old neighbor last summer

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012  |  Updated 8:43 PM EDT
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NJ Woman Indicted in Elderly Neighbor's Slaying

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A northern New Jersey woman accused of killing her 88-year-old neighbor last summer has been indicted on felony murder charges.

Forty-five-year-old Yvonne Walker of Irvington also was charged with murder, robbery and weapons offenses in the indictment handed up Wednesday by an Essex County grand jury. She remains in the county jail on $1 million bail.

Walker's charged in the stabbing death of Cassetta Blunt, whose body was found in her Irvington home in June. Prosecutors say Walker would routinely do household chores for Blunt, and they say Walker killed her during a botched robbery.

Walker has maintained her innocence.

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