Man Charged With Murder in Connection to Deadly Stabbing in Stamford

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NBC Connecticut

A man has been charged with murder in connection to a deadly stabbing in Stamford that happened last summer.

On Monday, police responded to Dutchess County Jail and took custody of 32-year-old Donald Copeland, of Bridgeport. He was transported to Stamford Police Department and was charged with murder.

Copeland's murder charges are in connection to a stabbing on Culloden Road in Stamford on August 18, 2021, according to police. A 43-year-old man, later identified as Jimmy Louis, was found with several stab wounds and later died at the hospital, they added.

An autopsy was performed and Louis’ death was ruled a homicide.

Louis had family in Stamford. Police said he did not have a residence at the time of his death.

In addition to the murder charge, Copeland was also charged with a separate warrant for possession of a controlled substance, investigators said. He is being held on a total bond of $2,500,000.

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