It's all pretty sad, but the strange part is the killer's choice of weapon.
Michelle Mondo and Elizabeth Allen of the Express-News report:
Before setting fire to the bedroom of restaurateur Viola B. Barrios, the 18-year-old neighbor accused in her slaying fired a single arrow into the elderly woman’s head, according to a search warrant affidavit released Wednesday.
The arrow remained lodged in Barrios’ skull and was detected by an X-ray during a postmortem examination, the affidavit said.
The cause of her death, an official with the medical examiner’s office said Wednesday, was a “penetrating injury to the head.”
There's more strangeness with the man who has been arrested, Joe Estrada, but the whole episode is sad. Mrs. Barrios was well-known in this town, and she was even on "Throwdown with Bobby Flay", so she got some national exposure as well. I know her family will miss her, as will many of the friends she made along the way.