Two Arrested in Connection With Scientist's Murder

By Monica Buchanan
|  Friday, Apr 2, 2010  |  Updated 8:01 AM EDT
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Candace Foster and Chad M Schaffer are charged in connection with Dr. Mallove's death.

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Police have made two arrests in connection with the murder of renowned scientist Dr. Eugene Mallove, a cold fusion expert who was killed while cleaning out his childhood home in 2004.

Police have arrested and charged Candace Foster, 30, and Chad Shaffer, 32, in connection with the slaying of the Pulitzer Prize finalist.

In 2005, police charged two men in Mallove’s slaying, but later dropped the charges against them because they didn’t have enough evidence to prosecute.

The New Hampshire scientist was brutally beaten and killed in Norwich, outside his childhood home, turned rental property in May 2004. Police found his car abandoned at a Foxwoods Casino Employee parking lot.

Nearly six years after the murder, police say Foster and Shaffer are “without a doubt” the people responsible.

They suspected Shaffer early on in the investigation but didn’t have enough evidence to arrest him.

Police say “new statements” led back to Shaffer.

NBC CT has also learned that both Foster and Shaffer knew Dr. Mallove.

Shaffer has been charged with murder and is being held on a $10 million bond. Foster has been charged with accessory murder and is being held on a $2.5 million bond.

Both are expected in court April 5. Police say more arrests in this case are expected.
 

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