Meriden police believe two weapons used in Lincoln Street homicide

Meriden police believe two weapons used in Lincoln Street homicide



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MERIDEN — Police believe two weapons were used in a double homicide on Lincoln Street last week. 

Cornelius Nicholson, 38, of Wallingford, was found dead at 76 Lincoln St., Apt. 2N, while Tania Roman, 41, of Meriden, died at a hospital and Kevin Burch, 56, of Meriden, was hospitalized last Friday. Roman and Burch had been stabbed several times, police said. As of Monday, Burch’s condition was not available. 

Police believe there were two weapons used, a screw driver and a knife, Sgt. Michael Boothroyd, police spokesman, said Monday. Detectives are waiting for the final medical examiner's report, noting “it could take months to receive that report,” Boothroyd stated. A representative from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said Roman’s cause of death was a stab to the heart and the manner was ruled a homicide. Nicholson’s autopsy report is pending further study, the representative noted. 

Police were called to the apartment at about 1 a.m. on a report of a fight in progress. Officers found Burch on the front porch, Nicholson in one room of the apartment and Roman in a closet in another area, police said. A preliminary investigation showed Nicholson apparently was the aggressor in the incident, police said last week. 

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