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Florida couple who killed landlord, lived with decomposing body for 2 weeks, charged with murder

February 22, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Florida couple who killed landlord, lived with decomposing body for 2 weeks, charged with murder

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Fla. couple charged with murder of landlord.

A Florida couple has been arrested for murder after authorities revealed that they killed their landlord on Super Bowl Sunday and then lived with the woman’s remains for two weeks.

In a press release, Clearwater police indicated that 42-year-old Lawrence Edward Cannon is facing a first-degree murder charge after 69-year-old Mary Ring was shot and killed after the NFL championship game on February 5th.

Investigators have charged his girlfriend, Jennifer Elam, 44, with accessory after the fact to murder.

Neighbors first noticed that something was wrong at Mary Ring’s residence over the weekend.

Police say Lawrence Edward Cannon and Jennifer Elam lived with the body of the victim for 2 weeks

“All of a sudden, they just start bringing her furniture outside of the house, and then I ain’t seen Miss Mary again after that,” Jameka Evans told WFLA in an interview.

Another neighbor told ABC Action News that he grew suspicious when he saw Mary Ring’s cat wandering outside.

On Monday, police arrived at Ring’s home to conduct a welfare check, which led to the discovery of her remains.

When interviewed by police after his arrest, Cannon allegedly confessed to killing his landlady in the early morning hours after the Super Bowl.

Lawrence Edward Cannon and Jennifer Elam allegedly killed their landlady on Super Bowl Sunday

He and Elam told investigators that they had spent the last two weeks trying to figure out a way to dispose of Ring’s corpse.

Jameka Evans said the 69-year-old woman was known in the community for her generosity and would often give children candy and toys.

Another neighbor indicated that Ring had recently lost both her daughters and one of her cats.

Both suspects were booked into jail on Monday afternoon and were set to appear in front of a judge on Tuesday.

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