Sherman Man Charged With Murder

A man has been charged with murder after police responded to an early morning 911 call to a Sherman home Wednesday.

Connecticut State Police said that the suspect, 65-year-old James Maharg, called 911 around 2 report that someone fell and hit his head on a countertop. When officers arrived at the home at 99 Church Road they found a victim dead inside the home. That person has not been identified.

Due to what police described as “suspicious circumstances” the Western District Major Crime Squad and Danbury State’s Attorney were called in.

As police were interviewing Maharg, he collapsed, fell out of his chair, stopped breathing and was beginning to turn blue.

Detectives performed CPR and provided him with oxygen until the ambulance arrived and transported Maharg to the hospital, police said. 

He was arraigned at his bedside and is in custody at the hospital.

Maharg was is charged with murder and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. More details of the investigation were not released.

Maharg was held on a $2 million bond and is due in court on Friday.

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