Police in Manchester capture man facing murder charge in NYC
Staff Report | January 23,2010
A 31-year-old man with ties to Vermont has been arrested in Manchester in connection with an investigation into the slaying of man in New York City, police said today.
New York City Police detectives arrived in Manchester early Friday morning requesting assistance in locating Justin Waller.
Manchester Police said Waller was a person of interest in the slaying of his partner Jonathan Lea at their apartment located in the Hells Kitchen area of Manhattan.
Police said they tracked Waller’s activities around the Manchester area for most of the day, eventually locating him at an apartment on Cass Terrace.
Police said Waller has confessed to the killing as well as using Lea’ credit cards for purchases and transportation to the area.
Waller was lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional Center in Rutland as a fugitive from justice. His bail was set at $500,000.
Upon extradition back to New York Waller faces the charge of second-degree murder, according to police.