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Man Charged With Murder in New London Stabbing

A New London man faces a murder charge after a fatal stabbing Thursday afternoon.

Police were called to a stabbing in the area of 25 Brainard Road around 2:15 p.m. When they arrived they found 64-year-old Robert Parise, who lived at that address, suffering from severe stab wounds. He was rushed to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital for treatment and police said Friday morning that he died early Friday morning.

Officers and K9 units responded to the scene and arrested 42-year-old Christopher Petteway after a search that prompted school lockdowns.

Petteway was initially charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault, and violation of a protective order, but the attempted murder charge was changed to murder. Investigators said he knew Parise.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the New London Police Department at 860-447-5269 ext. 0 or the New London Tips 411 system by texting NLPDTip plus the information to Tip411 (847411). Tips can be made anonymously.

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