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UPDATE: 11:45am EST

More information has come forward days leading up to the death of “Sons of Anarchy” actor Johnny Lewis.

According to TMZ:

Johnny Lewis the man suspected of murdering his 81-year-old landlady Wednesday — was  6 days out of jail before the killing … TMZ has learned.

Lewis was released from L.A. County Jail on September 21.  We’re told he had several criminal cases filed against him at the time of his death.

We do not know the nature of the offenses, but law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the “Sons of Anarchy” star was also recently in rehab.

What’s more … we’re told a dead cat was found in the house where Lewis lived with the landlady — and the home was ransacked.

Police are investigating, but Lewis is also suspected of killing the cat.



Johnny Lewis, a 28-year-old actor from such shows as Sons of Anarchy and The O.C., was found dead yesterday and his body was discovered at the same L.A. property as an 81-year-old woman he’s suspected of murdering.

Among his acting roles, Lewis is best known for dating pop star Katy Perry in 2006.

As reported by TMZ:

According to our law enforcement sources, 28-year-old Lewis was found in a driveway Wednesday morning in the Los Feliz neighborhood — and the elderly woman who owned the home was found dead inside … the victim of a homicide. 

According to multiple reports, neighbors heard the 81-year-old woman screaming … and then saw a young man outside her home attack 2 other people with a piece of wood … before he climbed onto the roof. 

It’s unclear if the young man, now identified as Lewis, jumped or fell from the roof to his death. Lewis was renting a room from the 81-year-old homeowner. 

Law enforcement sources tell us Lewis is the sole suspect in the woman’s murder, and they are not looking for other possible suspects.

Stay tuned as this bizarre story continues to play out…


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