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Transient arrested in woman's beating death in Hemet

April 11, 2010 |  8:44 pm

A transient man was arrested on suspicion of murder Sunday after he confessed to bludgeoning a homeless woman to death with a club, Hemet police said Sunday.

The body of 48-year old Robin Livesay was found Tuesday morning behind Davita Dialysis in the 3000 block of West Florida Avenue.

Detectives identified the suspect as Christopher Scott Lewis, a 39-year old transient. Lewis has a tattoo with the word “Headhunter” on the back of his head and is known for impersonating a U.S. Marine, Hemet police said in a statement.

Patrol officers came across a man matching Lewis’ description Sunday morning while on patrol.

Lewis was arrested and confessed under questioning by Hemet detectives, said Lt. Dean Evans of the Hemet Police Department.

Livesay "was a local homeless person,” Evans said. Lewis "was in and out, moved around a little bit…. They were at least acquaintances.”

--Jason Felch