Suspect Arrested After Killing His Grandmother

This morning around 3:30a.m. Chandler officers were dispatched to assist Chandler Fire personnel with a death investigation at an apartment located at 375 N. Federal St.  Upon arrival officers discovered 81 year-old Helen Smith deceased inside the residence with a stab wound.  Officers learned Helen’s grandson, 30 year-old Brandon Smith, was responsible for her death.  Not long after officers arrived on-scene, Brandon was located at a nearby location.  Brandon was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on one count of 1st Degree Murder.