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UPS employee charged with fatally assaulting coworker.
A UPS employee accused of fatally assaulting a colleague who was helping deliver packages told police that he stabbed the man to death before escaping into the woods. It was the result of an arrest warrant issued Thursday. His arrest came after a 3-hour manhunt, WFSB-TV’s CBS Hartford reports.
When stopped by state police at a gas station in Plymouth on Wednesday afternoon, Elijah David Bertrand, 19, of Bristol, asked officers: “Why has it taken me so long to find myself? According to the warrant .
The document says Bertrand was found after using his debit card at the gas station, the WFSB said.
Bertrand was charged with murder on Thursday, accused of killing Waterbury UPS driver Nathan Burk, 28. The warrant stated that Bertrand was working as Burk’s “assistant / runner” on Tuesday, the day of the attack.
One reason remains uncertain.
Bertrand’s bail was kept at $ 2 million, according to the WFSB.
His attorney, Robert Pickering, asked for bail to be lowered, arguing that Bertrand posed no air hazard and had a close connection to the state. Betrand is scheduled to appear in court again on January 6.
Pickering told The Associated Press that the case was “a terrible thing for everyone involved,” especially since it took place just before Christmas and during the coronavirus pandemic.
“The empathy of my client’s family is incredible,” he says. “Whether my client is responsible or not, the death of this young man should never have occurred during Christmas time.”
Joseu Dorelus said?
Bertrand and Burk were apparently in the same vehicle, State Agent Joseu Dorelus said at a news conference Wednesday. According to the arrest warrant, the couple stopped next to Burk’s daughter and had dinner for about an hour before turning over the UPS truck.
Burk’s friend called her boyfriend half an hour later, expecting him to come home by then, since the house is near the UPS warehouse. But the calls were not returned, the warrant said.
Officers first responded to a call about an accident involving a UPS truck in Watertown Tuesday night. They found the vehicle on the north shoulder of Highway 8. Burk did not respond and collapsed onto the wheel with what appeared to be stab wounds.
A bloody razor was found at the scene, which Bertrand’s father later confirmed to the police about his son. Waterbury prosecutor Maureen Platt said in court that Burk had been stabbed eight times.
Burk was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.
On Wednesday, dozens of Burk’s loved ones and colleagues gathered outside the UPS facility in Watertown. Many said they wanted answers.
“We all want to know. We all want to know why,” one of them told the WFSB.
“It’s just heartbreaking … she was such a good soul,” Waterbury’s Kerry Langdeau told NBC Connecticut.
“I got up in the morning. I was ready to deliver probably 200 packages and go home, and I will never go home, ”said Sean O’Brien, secretary and treasurer of the Teamsters Joint Council 10, a union that serves New Yorkers. Represents the pilots. England. .