EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Latest on the arrest of a man in the killing of a prominent former chiropractor who’d worked at two Olympic games (all times local):
Police in Rhode Island won’t comment on the motive of a man charged with fatally stabbing a former chiropractor who’d worked at two Olympic games, but they say he was a former patient who filed a complaint saying the chiropractor had violated professional boundaries.
Twenty-one-year-old Owen Morris was held without bail Tuesday in the killing of 67-year-old Clive Bridgham, who was found dead in his home Jan. 11.
The complaint Morris filed with state licensing authorities resulted in Bridgham surrendering his license to practice on Nov. 1.
It includes few details, and police released few specifics about their investigation on Tuesday, but they say they believe the killing was premeditated.
East Providence Police Chief Christopher Parella calls the crime “particularly brutal.” He says Bridgham was found with multiple stab and cut wounds.
A 21-year-old Rhode Island man has appeared in court on charges that he fatally stabbed a prominent former chiropractor who’d worked at two Olympic games.
Owen Morris appeared in district court in Providence Tuesday to face a first-degree murder charge. He did not enter a plea and was ordered held without bail.
Authorities say he killed 67-year-old Clive Bridgham, who’d worked at the Rio and Salt Lake City Olympic Games. Bridgham’s body was discovered Jan. 11 in his East Providence home.
Morris’s lawyer didn’t comment on the charges after the hearing.
Bridgham was a sports medicine specialist who had practiced for over 30 years, and was director of a sports medicine clinic.
He voluntarily surrendered his license in 2016 after a 19-year-old patient complained that he had violated professional boundaries.