Man's delayed death results in murder charge for girlfriend

A Grays Ferry woman who allegedly pushed her beau down the stairs during a 2011 domestic argument now is charged with murder, after the Point Breeze man died earlier this year.

Anita H. Henderson, 44, of Patton Street near Reed, was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the Jan. 6 death of Solomon Maxwell, 64, of Titan Street near 22nd, police spokeswoman Officer Christine O'Brien said.

Anita Henderson, charged in boyfriend's death

Maxwell told police his girlfriend pushed him during an Oct. 20, 2011, argument, and he fell down the steps, breaking his neck and becoming paralyzed, O'Brien said. His cause of death was listed as "sequelae of blunt impact injury to neck," or complications from his injury, O'Brien said.

Henderson was arrested Saturday and ordered held on $250,000 bail. She faces a preliminary hearing on June 19, according to court records.

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