N.J. murder suspect caught in Connecticut

September 16, 2008 6:40:36 AM PDT
A fugitive in a New Jersey murder case has been captured in Connecticut after Middletown police say they spotted him trying to break into a car.

Police say 40-year-old Tormu Prall told police his name was Michael Edwards when he was arrested in the car incident last week.

Police say he refused to be fingerprinted or photographed but Monday he was brought to Hartford Superior Court after police found out he's wanted in connection with the death of his brother last September.

The brother, 40-year-old John Prall, died in a house fire and his girlfriend was injured.

Police say the fire was an arson and John Prall's death is labeled a homicide.

Prall is being held on $1 million bond and awaiting extradition to Trenton, where he faces charges of homicide, attempted homicide and arson.

Information from: The Middletown Press, http://www.middletownpress.com

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