The Marin County coroner’s office has identified a woman who was killed in her San Rafael apartment early Friday as 46-year-old Alicia Griffiths. Police have arrested 51-year-old Robert Lee Bradley, of San Rafael, for the murder. He is scheduled to appear in Marin County Superior Court this morning.
Bradley and Griffiths had been dating, and police are not sure whether the relationship had ended, San Rafael police Sgt. Jim Correa said. Bradley stayed at Griffiths’ apartment at 49 Harbor St. in the Canal neighborhood from time to time, Corrrea said. Police went to Griffiths’ home around 4:25 a.m. Friday in response to a report of an argument, Correa said.
Bradley was there, and police told him to leave after it was determined that no crime had been committed, Correa said. Less than an hour later, at 5:15 a.m., Bradley turned up a few blocks away at a 7-Eleven store at 80 Medway Road, where he allegedly threatened to kill two clerks and sole an item using intimidation, Correa said.
Police returned to Griffiths’ apartment around 6:45 a.m. Friday after receiving a report of a woman who was not breathing, Correa said. They found Griffiths’ body, which showed signs of blunt force trauma to her face. Bradley and several other men were in the apartment, and police arrested Bradley, Correa said. Police did not recover a weapon, Correa said.
Police have since learned that Bradley had allegedly threatened a neighbor and the neighbor’s child at the apartment around 4:25 a.m. Friday, Correa said this morning. Bradley faces charges of murder, robbery and making criminal threats, Correa said. Police are investigating reports that Griffiths housed homeless people in her apartment, Correa said. “There were a lot of people going in and out of the apartment,” Correa said.
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