NEW YORK: A petty fight over $1 led a young US man to kill his grandmother in her Manhattan apartment and hide her body in a closet.

Larry Davis, 22, confessed to police that he had asked his grandmother Cora, 76, for $175 – then became “frustrated” and shoved her when she only gave him a dollar, officials said.

The grandmother fell backward on to her kitchen floor, fracturing her neck, assistant District Attorney Robert Ferrari said in Manhattan Criminal Court.

The case made headlines last month when police said that Davis stuffed the woman’s corpse into her bedroom closet.

Davis is being held without bail pending his next court date on June 1.