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82-year-old man charged with killing handyman

January 30, 2009 |  7:03 pm

An 82-year-old Hollywood man was charged with murder today in the fatal shooting this week of an apartment building handyman who was fixing his sink. Nattie Kennebrew Jr. pleaded not guilty Friday. He allegedly shot handyman Gerald Ramos on Wednesday in a second-floor apartment in the 7500 block of Fountain Avenue in Hollywood.

Authorities said Ramos was working on a sink in the defendant’s apartment when he was shot to death. He was hit multiple times. Ramos had done work in the apartment two weeks before, and authorities said he had an appointment to do the sink repair.

Kennebrew also attempted to assault several other people in the building when they came to the scene of the shooting, officials said. He faces a life-with-parole prison term if convicted.

--Richard Winton