Arrest Made in Killing of 69-Year-Old Ala. Woman

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Police say a 24-year-old man who lived a short distance from the home in Mobile of 69-year-old Zoa White is facing more serious charges in connnection with the death of the longtime community leader.

Mobile Police spokesman Officer Christopher Levy says Carlos Edward Kennedy was arrested Tuesday and charged with murder. Later, authorities changed the charge to capital murder.

He was taken to the Mobile County Metro jail.

White, a former campaign worker for Gov. Bob Riley and a retired real estate agent, was found dead in her home on June 28.

Besides managing Riley's Mobile campaign headquarters in 2006, White was director of special projects for the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.

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