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Connecticut man charged with beating death of housemate

May 21, 2019

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man police say admitted he “stomped” on a housemate who was later found dead has been held on $250,000 bail.

Police say 57-year-old Ricky Garcia told detectives that Christopher Peckham became limp after Garcia kicked him twice at the Milford home the men shared with several other people.

Police found the 49-year-old Peckham dead outside with injuries to his face, chest and legs after responding to the home Sunday night.

Police say they have been called to the property before and that Garcia and Peckham were among about a dozen people living in the house or outside in tents and vehicles.

Garcia appeared in court Tuesday to face a manslaughter charge. The case was not entered into online judicial records and it was unclear who represented him.

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