Murder and Arson Arrest

A 29 year old New London man is due in court Monday, charged with 2 counts of Murder and one count of Arson in the second degree in a Friday night fire at 36 Blinman Street in the city.

Joel Matthews told police he lived on the second floor and had been arguing with residents of the first floor.According to police,Matthews told them he struck Sherry Roush and Noel Starback with a blunt object and then set the fire to cover up the crime.

Matthews, was arrested late Saturday night is being held in lieu of 5 million dollars bond .

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