Man arraigned on murder charge for Willimantic woman’s strangulation
DANIELSON — A 29-year-old man has been arraigned on a murder charge in connection with the strangulation of his girlfriend in Willimantic.
The Norwich Bulletin reports that Julio Cruz-Cabrera was arraigned Wednesday after he was extradited from New York.
Police say Cruz-Cabrera killed Angela Martinez-Acevedo on Oct. 2 at their home in Willimantic and fled. Cruz-Cabrera was arrested in New York a few days later.
Police records show the woman’s body was found after her two children came home from school and could not get into the apartment.
A neighbor helped unlock the door, and police say Martinez-Acevedo’s daughter discovered the body.
Authorities say the victim was found with an electrical cord wrapped around her neck.
Cruz-Cabrera is being held on $3 million bail.
No defense attorney was listed in state court records.