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House Manager Kills Tenant with MACHETE for Parking on Lawn: Prosecutors

A Tennessee man is behind bars after police say he killed a tenant with a machete and

According to Fox News, Leaford Anderson, 53, was indicted Thursday on second-degree murder in connection with the death of Edward Lee Brooks. Anderson was the manager of a south Memphis rooming house where Brooks lived.

The Shelby County District Attorney’s Office said in a press release that Anderson got into a bitter argument with Brooks last September over a parking spot issue. Brooks, who had recently moved into the rooming house, reportedly parked a vehicle in the front yard.

Prosecutors said several hours later, as the argument continued, Anderson used a machete to cut the victim in the head, face, forearms and left leg. Brooks reportedly died at the scene after first responders found him unresponsive in a hallway.

The Times Union reports that according to the police affidavit, Anderson told investigators he was defending himself after Brooks attacked him.

The story is developing. Check back for updates.

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