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Man charged with murder in Quiet Corner death

By Greg Smith

Publication: theday.com

Published May 31. 2013 2:00PM   Updated May 31. 2013 4:12PM

Sterling - State police have charged a 34-year-old Sterling man with murder in the May 25 death of a Wethersfield man found unresponsive in a locked car in rural northeast Connecticut.

Brian S. Miller, of 689 Ekonk Hill Road, was arrested Friday in Plainfield following investigation by state police into what initially appeared to be a fatal motor vehicle accident.

First responders, called out for a 12:15 a.m. motor vehicle accident on May 25, found Marcus Brisbane, 40, of Wethersfield, in the vehicle slumped over in the passenger side. He was pronounced dead at the scene, though there was minor damage to the vehicle. Police later discovered Brisbane had been stabbed in the chest during an earlier dispute.

Miller was developed as a suspect in the case as a result of investigation by troopers from Troop D, detectives from the Eastern District Major Crime Squad, the Killingly Resident Trooper's Office, the State Police Quality of Life Task Force, Department of Children and Families and the Windham County State's Attorney's Office.

Miller, with a last known address of 689 Ekonk Hill Road, was arraigned Friday in Danielson Superior Court and ordered held in lieu of a $750,000 bond. He is due to appear again on July 19.

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