Police have arrested six people suspected in the murder of a 23-year-old man who was found at a motel in Hartford on Jan. 12.
Officers received a 911 call from the Super 8 Motel on West Service Road around 11:15 a.m. on Jan. 12 from someone who said there was an unresponsive person in one of the rooms of the motel. First responders found 23-year-old Kashnielle Haye, of Hartford, with trauma to his head and face inside of his rented room on the second floor.
Haye was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
According to arrest warrant, Haye died during a meeting planned to get back at him for allegedly stealing a pair of Cartier sunglasses. Investigators believe the six suspects, two women and four men, conspired to lure Haye to the hotel with the promise of alcohol and sex.
Investigators said it appeared there had been a struggle within the room.
On Thursday, Hartford police said they arrested two men on Wednesday night. On Friday they announced the arrests of four additional suspects.
They have each been charged with felony murder, criminal attempted robbery in the first degree and conspiracy to commit robbery in the first degree.
Police identified the suspects as Quinton Prince, 25, Kareem Andrew, 23, Jehroam Ormsby, 24, Denzell Bell, 25, Andrea Silvers, 21 and Tiasjah Acosta, 21.
Bond for Prince was initially set at $1 million. It was increased to $1.25 million.
Bond for Andrew was initially set at $750,000. The judge increased it to $1 million.