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New Britain family hopes reward posters lead to father's killer


The family of a New Britain man who was beaten to death last May is asking for the public's help locating the people involved.

James Joseph Sr., 71, was found suffering from life-threatening injuries in his home on South Main Street on May 14.

Joseph was transported to Hartford Hospital, but he later died from injuries he suffered in the attack.

Joseph's death was ruled a homicide by multiple blunt force trauma.

"He was my best friend, literally," said his daughter, Aimee Joseph. "So, whoever did this took away the biggest part of my life."

New Britain police said James Joseph was struck with some kind of blunt force object to his head and other parts of his body inside his home by one attacker and possibly more after he went to a nearby Valero gas station.

Police are not sure if it was a random attack or if James Joseph was a target.

"He was just great, wonderful, he would do anything for anybody," said Aimee Joseph. "So, even this person, if they had asked for whatever they needed, he would have given it to them, in a heartbeat."

On Wednesday, the family of James Joseph handed out dozens of posters in his neighborhood. The state is offering a $25,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest.

"I just really hope that if somebody has any piece of information," said Aimee Joseph. "The smallest amount of information that might help. They need to call the New Britain Police Department, and just bring it in, let them know what it is. Even, if they think its nothing."

The beating is still under investigation by the New Britain Police Department. Aimee Joseph told Eyewitness News that she talks to police about every week and they told her that they have several good leads. 

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the New Britain police at 860-826-3134 or 860-826-3120.

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