From the Daily News:
A sex offender bludgeoned his live-in girlfriend to death with a baseball bat because he suspected she was seeing another man, police said Wednesday.
Isaiah Smith, 48, pummeled Tiffany Pettiford, 28, in their Queens home as his two children - and his other girlfriend - watched in horror, police and witnesses said.
Smith - who was convicted in 1990 of raping a 10-year-old girl - was livid after Pettiford disappeared for a few days and allegedly took up with another man, one police source said.
Smith confronted Pettiford, and may have snapped after the woman went to the store and forgot to get him beer, a second police source said.
Smith has a 1-year-old boy with Pettiford and a 10-year-old developmentally disabled son with another woman - and they all lived in the same basement apartment on 214th St. in Queens Village, neighbors said.
Wow, a sex offender living in a basement apartment? Who would have thunk it...