A Connecticut guy has actually been charged with murder after he presumably beheaded his property owner throughout a rent conflict, according to Hartford police and court records.
Jerry Thompson, 42, was apprehended Monday in connection with the death of Victor King,64 Per state jail records, Thompson is presently being held at the Garner Correctional Organization and his bail has been set at $2 million.
King’s body was discovered in his home by Hartford law enforcement officer Sunday, after among his good friends called the department to request a well-being check, according to a copy of Thompson’s arrest warrant obtained by CNN
The arrest warrant mentioned that King had called 911 the day prior to his death to report that Thompson, his recent roommate and tenant, was “waving a sword at him in a threatening and terrorizing way” after King told him to vacate due to unsettled rent.
HPD Lt. Paul Cicero informed the Hartford Courant that they think Thompson used the very same sword to eliminate his property owner.
Thompson has supposedly refused to consult with investigators, and after his arrest, he directed the police to documents in his vehicle that identified him as a “sovereign citizen.”
The FBI describes sovereign citizens as “ anti-government extremists” who consider themselves to be non-citizens and “believe they don’t need to solution to any government authority, including courts, taxing entities, automobile departments, or law enforcement.”
Thompson did not talk to the court or to the public defender during his arraignment in Hartford Superior Court on Tuesday, the Courant reported
The Hartford Cops Department did not respond to a request for remark to BuzzFeed News.
King was a nationally-ranked champion Bridge player who had gotten the “highest rank” of the American Contract Bridge League— a Grand Life Master. He retired from his job as a self-described “IT-Jack-of-all-trades” at Travelers Insurance in February 2018.
In a Facebook post Tuesday, King’s cousin James Banks described him as “a kind and gentle male who was always enjoyable to be around.”
” His warm smile, his dry wit, his dazzling mind and the fact that we might never ever beat him in a video game of cards always make him a welcome guest at our house in New Hampshire,” Banks composed. “He will be greatly missed by his friends and family.”