Woman says attacker tried to smother her to death with pillow

Monday, April 2, 2012 - 12:24pm

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — A woman is recovering today after she says a man tried to kill her by smothering her with a pillow.

The Baton Rogue Police Department reports that the incident happened shortly after 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 1. We’re told the victim was in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Charles Street when she was approached by the suspect. She says he chased her down in the parking lot, grabbed her by the hair and dragged her back to his apartment.

Reports say the suspect then threw the victim on to the bed, put a pillow over her face and said he was going to kill her.

The attack ended after an unknown person kicked in the door of the apartment.

The victim got away and called 911. As a result the suspect, Marvin Varnado, 34, of Baton Rouge was arrested and charged with Attempted Second-Degree Murder.

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