MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- Police have arrested an accomplice after a Meriden gas station owner was killed in an armed robbery.
There was a point in Tuesday's arraignment where 29-year-old Willie Breyette looked back at his father. A father wondering how his son got to this point.
"I'm very shaken up," said Arthur Breyette. "I'm, uh, it hurts me, I'm trying to keep my health up, I have some issues myself, maintain being strong for my son."
Meriden Police arrested Breyette early Tuesday morning, charging him as an accomplice in the June 27th murder of Ibraham Ghazal, at the EZ Mart, during a robbery.
The man caught on surveillance video is Frankie Resto.
"He's scared," said Arthur.
He says his son was sitting in the car, not knowing what was going on inside.
"He was doing him a favor, giving him a ride home," Arthur said. "Like I said, the guy asked him to stop along the way, he wanted to buy some dope, whatever, asked my son if he'd like something to drink for the ride, my son told him a red bull."
Ghazal was shot in the chest after giving the money, dying not long after the trigger was pulled. Arthur says Resto jumped back in the car, and his son noticed something different about Resto's behavior.
"From what my son tells me, he was all shaking and upset," Arthur said. "My son was bringing him back to New Britain."
Police are identifying Resto only as a person of interest, but Arthur says it was Resto who opened fire and commited murder. His son's mistake was not telling police about the incident, which landed him in court. A man needing guidance and support from his father.
"There's one thing with my son, he's like a daddy's boy," Arthur said. "He'd never lie to me with something like that."
Breyette is being held on a $500,000 bond. His case has been transferred to New Haven where he will be back in court later this month.
Arthur says his son believes that Resto has skipped town and is now out of state.
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