Chained at his ankles and his waist, Jeffrey Hall stood in court Monday morning in Bristol where his bond was raised from $1.5 million to $2.5 million.
Bristol Police say Hall stabbed Jerry Duncan in the neck, killing him before sunrise Friday morning after an argument.
43 years old, Hall, unemployed, has lived in his Lincoln Street apartment for only a month. "He's not the first man I killed," police say Hall volunteered to them. "I never hurt anyone that didn't deserve it. I lived in the Florida Keys."
According to the police incident report, Karen Letourneau had invited Duncan to a party after she saw him outside the apartment building. Letourneau told police Hall got "upset because he is prejudiced and does not like black people," according to the report.
She told police Hall and Duncan started punching each other, then started to stab each other. "After the screaming had stopped," she saw Duncan lying on the ground near the front door, according to the report.
Police say they found him there covered in blood. Upstairs, they found Hall and "his hands, arms, legs, and feet were covered in blood," according to the report.
Just thirteen minutes earlier police had been at the apartment for an anonymous noise complaint.
Hall's last arrest in Connecticut was in 1997, for breach of peace. He's due to appear in court in New Britain July 2.