HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) - A Hamden man has been arrested in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found in a burning house in December.
Police say 26-year-old Benjamin Carpenter is charged with murder, first-degree arson, tampering with evidence and conspiracy.
Forty-five-year-old Jennifer Antonier was found dead on the second floor of her Hamden home after an early morning fire Dec. 26. Police said Antonier suffered injuries unrelated to the fire.
A car registered to Antonier was found burned in New Haven shortly after.
Police Chief Thomas Wydra said Thursday during a press conference that Carpenter knew Antonier. He says the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are possible.
Police haven’t disclosed a possible motive.
Carpenter is being held on $1 million bail.
It’s unclear whether he’s represented by an attorney.
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