Landlord gets Decapitated with a Sword Over a Rent Dispute

A Connecticut man cut his landlords head off with a sword after being told he had to move out due to overdue rent, Hartford police say.

Hartford Police Department responded to the 911 call on Saturday from the landlord, Victor King, saying his roommate Jerry Thompson, 42, had been "waving a sword at him in a threatening and terrorizing manner" over a rent dispute, according to an arrest warrant filed by Hartford detectives.

The next day police received calls from a neighbor and then a separate friend of King's who were concerned about his safety.

Police entered the home to find a gruesome crime scene and King's body wrapped up in bedding and on the floor, according to the warrant. A medical examiner said that King's injuries were consistent with a large edged weapon.

According to BuzzFeed

A Connecticut man has been charged with murder after he allegedly decapitated his landlord during a rent dispute, according to Hartford police and court records.

Jerry Thompson, 42, was arrested Monday in connection with the death of Victor King, 64. Per state prison records, Thompson is currently being held at the Garner Correctional Institution and his bail has been set at $2 million.

King's body was found in his home by Hartford police officers Sunday, after one of his 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 stated that King had called 911 the day before his death to report that Thompson, his recent roommate and tenant, was "waving a sword at him in a threatening and terrorizing manner" after King told him to move out due to unpaid rent.

HPD Lt. Paul Cicero told the Hartford Courant that they believe Thompson used the same sword to kill his landlord.

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