A Connecticut man has been charged with killing his nephew — whose physique was found by kayakers in a lake together with his personal belt tied round his neck, police stated.
David Diaz-Perez, 21, on Monday admitted to killing 17-year-old Nolvin Diaz, however claimed the teenager attacked him first with a bit of wooden after asking to meet him at Neighborhood Lake on April 23, in accordance to an arrest warrant obtained by the Report-Journal.
Diaz-Perez advised investigators he grabbed his personal weapon — a bit of wooden — and hit Diaz till he stopped transferring. Diaz-Perez, of Wallingford, then went dwelling earlier than later returning to the lake on Might 2, police introduced Tuesday.
At that time, Diaz-Perez used an extension twine and a rubbish bag to drag his nephew’s physique into the water after weighing it down with grime, the arrest warrant states. The teenager’s personal belt was additionally tied round his neck, police stated.
Kayakers found Diaz partially submerged the next day, police stated.
An post-mortem found Diaz’s dying to be a murder attributable to blunt pressure accidents to the pinnacle and face, in addition to strangulation, the newspaper experiences.
Diaz-Perez and his nephew lived collectively in Wallingford with the teenager’s aunt and one other individual. The 17-year-old was reported lacking by his aunt on April 25, police stated.
“Though we’re happy with making an arrest in this case, we definitely really feel sorrow for the household, for not simply the lack of Nolvin, however the arrest of one other member of the family,” Wallingford police Lt. Cheryl Bradley advised reporters Tuesday.
Diaz-Perez initially denied any involvement in his nephew’s dying. Kinfolk advised police throughout interviews Monday that Diaz-Perez had beforehand requested his nephew how he needed to die, the Report-Journal experiences.
The motive in the slaying stays unclear, police stated. Diaz-Perez, who was jailed on $2 million bond, is anticipated to seem in New Haven Superior Courtroom Wednesday.