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Suspect in woman’s slaying held on $2M bond

December 31, 2018

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — An Ohio man charged with fatally shooting a Connecticut woman he met on a dating app and leaving her body face down in the sand near a boat ramp has been held on $2 million bond.

The Connecticut Post reports that 26-year-old Brandon Roberts made his first court appearance Monday on charges including murder and first-degree robbery in the death of Emily Todd.

The 25-year-old Bethel woman was found shot in the head on the Bridgeport waterfront Dec. 9.

Police say Todd decided to end their relationship with Roberts after a few days. Police allege Roberts, of Shaker Heights, Ohio, stole Todd’s car, cellphone and debit card after the killing and withdraw money from her bank.

Roberts’ public defender asked that her client undergo mental health evaluation and treatment.

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Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

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