The Los Angeles Police Department is currently awaiting the results of toxicology tests conducted on “Sons of Anarchy” actor Johnny Lewis, to determine if he was under the influence of any drugs or chemical substances when he murdered his landlady and subsequently fell to his death, according to a Los Angeles Times report Monday.
The results of the drug tests conducted may not be available for two more weeks, according to authorities.
Police say Catherine Davis, 81, was killed by Lewis around 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 26, after he went back to her home following an altercation with neighbors. Her residence had been ransacked and a dead cat was found inside. When police arrived on scene, Lewis was found dead in the driveway of the home, having fallen on his head from a balcony or roof.
The neighbors who witnessed some of Lewis’ behavior described him as having “superhuman strength,” prompting some to speculate that he may have been under the influence of drugs.
Over the past 10 months, Lewis appeared to be on a downward spiral facing several criminal charges, a stint in rehab, and jail time. E! News reported Lewis was also in a heated custody battle regarding his young daughter.
According to the Times, Lewis was arrested on Jan. 3, 2012, after being accused of breaking into a Northridge townhome and beating two men in the head with a bottle.
He was released from custody on bail, but was arrested again on Feb. 10, after allegedly punching a man in the face at a Santa Monica yogurt shop.
Lewis was then arrested on Feb. 18, accused of trying to break into a Santa Monica home.
While out on bail, he failed to show up to court and was arrested on a bench warrant in March.
On May 23, he was ordered to spend 30 days in an outpatient program for substance abuse and mental health issues.
On Aug. 17, Lewis was released on probation, having served his jail time and having completed rehabilitation.
The Times notes it is “not entirely clear” what took place next, but Lewis found himself back in jail and was released on Sept. 21—only five days before Davis’ murder and his death.
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