Police: Tenant stabs, kills landlord after argument

Theodore McMahon (Photo provided by the Waterbury Police Dept.)

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Waterbury Police arrested a man they said stabbed and killed his landlord following an argument over an eviction notice.

Theodore McMahon, 51, has been arrested and charged with the murder of his landlord George Marshall, 71.

Police were called to the scene at 279 Capitol Avenue, on the city’s east end, just before 8:30 Friday morning on a report of a disturbance involving two men covered in blood. Upon arrival, investigators discovered Marshall unresponsive with at least one stab wound to the chest. Marshall was pronounced dead at the scene.

“This was part of an ongoing eviction process,” said Waterbury Police Deputy Chief Fred Spagnolo. “Mr. Marshall was trying to evict McMahon from the residence.”

McMahon was processed at the Waterbury Police Department. He will be charged with murder. Police said a civil process marshal arrived to serve eviction papers, and found both men covered in blood. The marshal called police.

This is Waterbury’s third homicide of the year.