(LONDON DAILY MAIL) — A mentally disabled woman was stabbed to death while clutching her Bible as she made her way home after a Christmas Eve church service.

Eva Tice, 60, who was just 4′ 11" tall and had the mental age of a six-year-old girl, was stabbed in San Pedro on her way back from the Hope Chapel where she worked as an usher.

Witnesses claim to have seen a man running away before finding Ms Tice on the pavement of Pacific between 11th and 12 streets, covered in blood, with her Bible next to her.

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