Grand jury indicts man accused of killing vets' counselor

Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2003

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Anchorage man has been indicted by a state grand jury in the bludgeoning murder of his girlfriend last month.

William Willett faces charges of first-degree murder and tampering with evidence in the death of Lorene Boehly, the Anchorage district attorney's office said.

Boehly's body was found Jan. 22 in the East Anchorage condominium the two shared. Police said Willett hit Boehly, a counselor for the Department of Veteran's Affairs, over the head with a frying pan so violently that the pan shattered. He then took her car to buy drugs and alcohol, police said.

District Attorney Susan Parkes said Wednesday that Boehly had been talking to police about a theft and forgery investigation against Willett. Boehly She was supposed to talk to police again on the day her body was found.

Willett, who survived an attempted drug overdose, is being held at the Cook Inlet Pre-Trial Facility on $100,000 bail.

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