Murder hearing sheds light on a brutal crime

NORWICH– The felony hearing for an accused murderer was held today in Norwich City Court which brought many new details to light. Daniel L. Brown, 45, 56 Henry St., was arrested and charged with second degree murder (a class A-1 felony) for allegedly killing his landlord, Tammy L. Periard.

District Attorney Joseph McBride called two witnesses at the hearing: Norwich Assistant Chief Dale C. Smith and Norwich Police Officer Gard Turner. Brown’s public defender, John Cameron, called none.

Cameron made motions to dismiss the public from the hearing, based on the fact it could hurt his client’s chances to get a fair jury at trial. The motion was denied. Cameron also moved to dismiss the charges on grounds that the felony complaint failed to recognize the facts of the crime, but that was also denied.

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