Police say a beloved civil rights activist from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was killed by one of her tenants who owed her rent.
Sadie Roberts-Joseph, 75, was found dead in the trunk of a car last week and police say that they have arrested a 38-year-old man in connection with her murder. Ronn Jermaine Bell was charged with first-degree murder. Authorities say he is a registered sex offender who spent time in prison for the rape of an 8-year-old girl.
When officials in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, refused to make black history part of the mandatory school curriculum, Ms. Roberts-Joseph created a museum dedicated to African-American heritage, friends say.