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Nursing home worker accused of killing boss

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NEW YORK — A nursing home employee shot a supervisor to death at work after they argued over a set of keys, then rode off on a bicycle, police said.

Cleaning supervisor Elizabeth Parker, 58, was shot once in the head Tuesday in her office at the 250-bed New York State Veterans Nursing Home.

Police were searching Wednesday for co-worker Steven Robinson, 41, who they said was wearing his blue work uniform when he pedaled away on the mountain bicycle minutes after the shooting.

No one witnessed the crime, but co-workers said the two had argued.

Robinson, who served four years in prison on drug charges and was paroled in January 1999, has been arrested at least six times. He landed the job at the home for aging veterans through a work-release program.

Robinson apparently rode to the home of his father, Willie Robinson, a pastor at a neighborhood church.

"He said he just snapped," the father told The New York Times. "He said she pushed him over the edge."

Willie Robinson said he tried to persuade his son to turn himself in.

Officials at the state's Department of Health, which oversees the home, declined to comment.