Police arrest suspect in killing of mother and daughter
Aug. 18, 2017
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police in Waterbury are identifying a mother and young daughter found dead in their apartment as well as the man they believe killed them.
Deputy Police Chief Fernando Spagnolo said Friday that 28-year-old Anthony Rutherford has been charged with two counts of murder, illegal discharge of a firearm, risk of injury to a child and other charges.
Spagnolo identified the victims as 29-year-old Chaquinequea Brodie and her 9-year-old daughter. Police have not said how the two were killed.
Brodie's 2-year-old daughter was also found in the apartment uninjured and taken to the hospital for evaluation and care.
Rutherford is being held at the police station on a $2.5 million bond. He'll be arraigned in Waterbury Superior Court on Monday. It couldn't be immediately determined if Rutherford has a lawyer.