The assistant to celebrity Realtor Linda Stein confessed today to beating her boss to death. Natavia Lowry was arrested and charged with second-degree murder after she made a videotaped confession that she flew into a rage when Stein blew pot smoke in her face and was verbally abusive to her. She described grabbing a weighted yoga stick and striking Stein six or seven times in the head.
Lowry, who had been working only a few months for Stein, was identified by police on the apartment's surveillance camera, the New York Post reports; she had one prior identity theft conviction. Meanwhile, longtime friend Elton John is planning a memorial concert for Stein, who was once the manager for the Ramones; the proceeds will benefit cancer research.