Witness says argument about rent prompted New London stabbing

Patrick McInerney appears in New London Superior Court GA 10 Monday, December 11, 2017. McInerney is charged in a Sunday stabbing on Tilley St. in New London that left another man dead. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

A self-employed painter known to police for being combative and carrying knives, was arraigned Monday in New London Superior Court on charges that he fatally stabbed a homeless man who was staying with him after the two argued about rent.

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Two New London Police officers guard the front of the building as the Connecticut State Police Major Crime squad conducts their investigation at 39 Tilley St. in New London Monday, December 11, 2017. New London Police have arrested Patrick McInerney, of Apt. 6 at that address, in the stabbing death of a man Sunday night. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Police within a few hours of the crime arrested a man who allegedly fatally stabbed another man on Tilley Street Sunday night.

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