CHESAPEAKE - An 89-year-old man who may have Alzheimer's was arraigned Thursday on a murder charge.

John Boyd is in jail for the Tuesday night murder of 53-year-old Lionel Phillips.

Police found Phillips wounded in Boyd's home on Hines Ave. around 8:30 p.m. He died at the hospital.

According to his girlfriend, she and Phillips were in a bedroom when Boyd walked in and started firing.

Family said the girlfriend is Boyd's caregiver and that Phillips was visiting her at the time.

'They've been friends for years, you know, and they were just trying to deal with him, you know or whatever,' she said.

Boyd is charged with first degree murder and use of a firearm. His next court date is July 23.

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