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Sherman man charged with murder

March 22, 2019

SHERMAN — A town man was charged with murder Thursday, according to state police.

James Marhag, 65, of Church Road, called state police to his residence Thursday, reporting that an individual in the home had fallen and hit his head on a countertop, according to a release.

Police found a deceased individual in the home, and “due to several suspicious circumstances,” called the Western District Crime Squad and the Danbury State’s Attorney office to respond to the scene.

After “an extensive investigation,” police obtained a warrant and arrested Marhag in connection with the incident, according to the release.

In addition to murder, Marhag has been charged with tampering with physical evidence.

He was held in lieu of $2 million bail and is scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Danbury Friday.

Police did not identify the deceased individual in the release, but indicated the person was 63 years old.

The arrest warrant affidavit in the case has been sealed for two weeks, police said.

On a request to seal the affidavit, police indicated that “the arrest is part of a continuing investigation which could be adversely affected” by its immediate disclosure.

william.lambert@hearstmediact.com