Vigil held for victim of Hartford homicide, landlord Victor King


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Mothers United Against Violence held a vigil on Asylum Avenue Saturday for the family of a Hartford man who was killed in his apartment on June 26.

The vigil consisted of a small group gathered to pray and say goodbye to 64-year-old Victor King.

“We wanted to show Mr. King’s family that we’re out here to support them in this difficult time they’re going through,” Reverend Henry Brown said.

Victor King – Courtesy: friend of King

Asylum Hill Congregational Church next door rang its bells 64 times in honor of King.

“He was a kind, compassionate, loving man who loved the community,” Reverend Erica Thompson said.

42-year-old Jerry Thompson allegedly killed King, who was his roommate and landlord, with a samurai sword during an argument about rent.

Jerry Thompson

RELATED: Hartford police arrest roommate in connection to homicide on Asylum Avenue

Tenants who live in the same building tell News 8 they are shocked by the incident. Hartford Lt. Paul Cicero calls the scene chilling.

“Over 20 years, I’ve never seen anything like this,” Lt. Cicero said.

He also told News 8 police found a samurai sword in the water at Farmington River Park 10 miles away and found coverings of the sword along the trails.

Thompson was arrested Monday and charged with murder. He is being held on $2 million bond.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Rocky Hill-Glastonbury Ferry resuming operation after recovery from Isaias

News /

Manchester police search for 4 juveniles involved in gas station shooting, car crash

News /

Tree crews using Lake Compounce as ‘home away from home’ to continue restoring power across state

News /

2 arrested for illegal firearm possession after 'shots fired' reports in Manchester commuter lot

News /

'Bikers for Babies' helps save more than 1K ounces of milk from Glastonbury milk bank

News /

Southington salon offers free hair washing, blowdry to those without power after Isaias

News /
More Hartford

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss