Son Accused of Murdering Mother in Torrington

A teen suspected in his mother’s murder in Torrington has been found in New York and arrested. 

Nicholas Hulme, 18, was taken into custody almost 80 miles away in Sleepy Hollow, New York, as a fugitive from justice Friday. 

Police have obtained an arrest warrant charging him in the death of his mother Wendy Hulme, 49, whose body was found in a third-floor apartment Thursday at 30 Forest Street in Torrington.

Torrington police are investigating what they are calling an untimely death. It began when investigators followed up on a missing persons report on Forest street Thursday afternoon.

Nicholas Hulme will be extradited to Connecticut and will face charges of murder and third-degree larceny, according to police. State government sources said Nicholas Hulme was already on juvenile parole.

The office of the medical examiner conducted an autopsy and determined Wendy Hulme's cause of death to be neck compression, according to law enforcement sources.

Neighbors were shocked to hear the news but described Hulme as a struggling teen.

"This is a lot of excitement for this block," Gustav Hudson said. "This is also a very bad tragedy to see what happened in this whole thing."

Police said they had been called to the home before but not for anything of this magnitude.

Torrington police ask anyone with information about the case to call Detective Jim Crean at 860-489-2061 or Lt. Bart Barown at 860-489-2036.

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