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.