Johnny Lewis not on drugs when he killed landlady, report says
A coroner's report says no drugs were detected in the body of "Sons of Anarchy" actor Johnny Lewis, who fell to his death after police say he killed his 81-year-old landlady in Los Feliz.
The 28-year-old Lewis died of traumatic injuries after falling about 15 feet from a terrace of the two-story home during the Sept. 26 incident, according to a report by the Los Angeles County coroner's office.
The death was determined to be accidental.
"We do not have definitive evidence that [Lewis] intended to kill himself," the report said, adding that there was also no evidence that he was pushed.
Lewis "jumped over a wrought iron railing at the top of the terrace to a driveway below during his attempt to flee the location," said the report, which was released Thursday night.
Lewis, who played Kip "Half Sack" Epps for two seasons on the popular motorcycle-gang drama, had been battling drug abuse problems and suffering from mental health issues, according to court records and people who knew him.
He had been released from Los Angeles County jail five days before he bludgeoned Catherine Davis and attacked a painter at the sprawling hillside home.
Lewis had been arrested three times this year in incidents in which he been charged with battering victims and breaking into a home.
Photo: Johnny Lewis in 2011. Credit: Carlo Allegri/Associated Press