Roommate Charged With Murder in Hartford

NBC Connecticut

A 64-year-old man was found dead in his Hartford Home and police have arrested his roommate and charged him with murder.

Police responded to Asylum Avenue just after 3:30 p.m. Sunday to check on 64-year-old Victor King after a tenant reported not seeing his neighbor in more than a day and officers found King’s body on the kitchen floor, partially covered by a sheet, police said.

Major crimes responded and took over the investigation.

Police said King had sustained severe trauma to several parts of his body from a “bladed instrument.”

Police identified the suspect as Jerry Thompson and a member of the Hartford Police Auto Theft Unit found him inside a vehicle in Keney Park. And took him into custody.

Thompson was charged with one count of murder and bond was set at $2 million.

Police said had moved into a vacant bedroom in the victim’s home in the past year.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Scott Parkerat 860-757-4157, or the HPD anonymous tip line at 860-722-TIPS.

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