Police charge North Haven driver in jogger death

Theodore Spalding
Theodore Spalding

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – The man accused of hitting and killing a jogger July 16 is now accused of manslaughter.

Theodore Spalding, 72, is charged with second-degree manslaughter and second-degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle. He’s already charged with drunken driving.

His next court date is Aug. 28 and he is free on $100,000 bond. Spalding appeared in Meriden Superior Court Thursday.

Police have said Spalding was traveling south on Middletown Avenue when he collided with the man who was jogging north on the side of the road. The initial investigation led officers to suspect Spalding was intoxicated, police said.

The jogger, 20-year-old John Liquori, died on July 17.

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