logo
share on facebook share on twitter
Breaking News
Official Identifies Gunman in High School Shooting Read more

Bail Set at $2.5M for Conn. Man Charged with Killing 1-Year-Old Niece

(Photo Courtesy: Bristol Police Department)

(Photo Courtesy: Bristol Police Department)


BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man accused of killing his 1-year-old niece by slashing her abdomen has been ordered held in $2.5 million bail.

Thirty-six-year-old Arthur Hapgood of Waterbury was arraigned Tuesday in Bristol Superior Court on murder and other charges.

Police say Hapgood stabbed Zaniyah Calloway to death while babysitting her and an 11-year-old child at a home in Bristol on Monday evening. Officers responded to the scene after a 911 call and encountered a person running toward them carrying the wounded girl. The other child wasn’t hurt.

Police officers gave medical attention to the girl, but she later died at a hospital.

Hapgood was charged after he was treated at a hospital for undisclosed injuries.

Hapgood was represented by the state public defender’s office, which declined to comment Tuesday.


Comments

WGGB encourages readers to share their thoughts and engage in healthy dialogue about the issues. Comments containing personal attacks, profanity, offensive language or advertising will be removed. Please use the report comment function for any posts you feel should be reviewed. Thank you.
blog comments powered by Disqus