Man charged with using scissors to kill girlfriend held

Published on Thursday, 26 July 2018 12:54
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WATERBURY - A man suspected of using a pair of scissors to fatally stab his live-in girlfriend has been held on $2 million bond.

The Republican-American reports that Vernon Haynes was held after making an initial court appearance on a murder charge in the May 12 death of 44-year-old Tahnesia Watts.

Watts, a mother of five, was found in the bedroom of her Waterbury apartment with multiple stab wounds to the neck and upper back.

Authorities say the 42-year-old Haynes then stole Watts’ car and fled to New York City, where he was captured days later.

Haynes, an unemployed felon with a record of violence that includes assault and weapons crimes, was extradited in recent days.

No defense attorney for Haynes was listed on online judicial records.

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, State on Thursday, 26 July 2018 12:54. Updated: Thursday, 26 July 2018 12:57.