NEW LONDON, Conn. — A man has been arraigned on a murder charge in the killing of a father of five whose body was found in a southeast Connecticut field more than a decade ago.
Thirty-two-year-old Christopher Vincenti, of New London, made his first court appearance in Superior Court on Monday.
He is charged with felony murder in the killing of 40-year-old Anthony Hamlin, of Groton, who was a member of the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation. Hamlin was found dead in Ledyard in January 2006 from blunt force trauma to the head.
The Norwich Bulletin reports (http://bit.ly/2e2BFKZ ) the judge kept Vincenti’s bail at $1 million, citing the nature of the crime. The case was then transferred to the New London court that handles the most serious cases.
Vincenti’s attorney noted that Vincenti did not have a criminal record and knew of the investigation for some time, but did not flee.
Vincenti is the second man to be charged this month in the crime.
Thirty-two-year-old Timothy Johnson is facing a felony murder charge. Troopers said new information led to an arrest warrant, but did not disclose the information or motive.
Johnson is scheduled to appear on Tuesday in New London Superior Court. He also is being held on $1 million bail.
About a dozen of Hamlin’s family members attended Vincenti’s arraignment on Monday. Hamlin’s mother wept as Vincenti was led into the courtroom.
Vincenti’s next scheduled court appearance is Oct. 28. The arrest warrant remains sealed.