Police make arrest in strangulation of Connecticut woman

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police have arrested a man they say strangled his girlfriend last weekend.

Police say 38-year-old Lawrence Jennette was arrested at a New Haven hotel late Tuesday night and charged with murder.

He is a suspect in the death Sunday night of 30-year-old Cieratiye Henry. Police say they were in a relationship.

Police responded to a Hartford apartment building at about 7:30 p.m. after a neighbor called 911 to a woman screaming for help. Responding officers found blood and broken glass at the scene.

Henry was taken to a city hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police say Jennette has a criminal history, including charges for similar assaults.

He is being held on $2 million bond pending a Wednesday court appearance. It was clear if he had a lawyer.

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