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Apache Junction police: Man accused in fatal attack on woman

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Posted at 9:53 AM, Sep 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-20 12:53:56-04

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Apache Junction say a man has been arrested after a woman was fatally attacked while walking to her car outside an apartment complex.

They say 30-year-old Jay Hungerford is being held in the Pinal County jail on suspicion of second-degree murder and aggravated assault.

Police say Hungerford and 68-year-old Joan Sirhan had no prior contact before what appears to be an unprovoked attack.

They say Sirhan visited her daughter and grandchildren and was headed home about 5:30 p.m. Thursday when she was attacked.

Police say officers they found Sirhan lying on the ground unconscious with extensive injuries to her face and head.

She was later pronounced dead at a hospital.