Tyree Lincoln Smith, 35, stared blankly as he stood with his hands chained behind his back as he was charged with murder in a Connecticut court.
Smith is charged in the December 15 killing of Angel Gonzalez, whose body was found on the third floor of an abandoned home. Prosecutor Donal Collimore urged the judge to set a high figure for a bail bond, describing the crime as “extremely heinous.”
Talitcha Frazier, a sister-in-law of the victim, said she remembered seeing Smith asking for change on the street. “I think at the time I told him to get a job. I had no idea then that he had killed my brother-in-law,” Frasier said on the courthouse steps after the hearing.