Globe|August 31, 2020
Deadbeat tenant busted in brutal killing of card whiz

A PRO bridge player was dealt a fatal blow by a tenant — he was beheaded in his Connecticut home with a samurai sword after an argument about overdue rent, authorities allege.

Victor King, 64, was found decapitated in his kitchen by Hartford police doing a welfare check — a day after he’d complained to cops that renter roommate Jerry David Thompson, 42, menacingly waved the blade at him when he’d told the deadbeat to move out.

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