The tenant accused of killing a Waterbury landlord faced a judge on Monday.
Police said 71-year-old George Marshall was stabbed inside of his home on Capitol Avenue on Friday.
Officers were called to a report of “disturbance involving two men covered in blood” at 279 Capitol Ave. around 8:20 a.m.
When officers arrived they arrested 51-year-old Theodore McMahon.
David Jurewicz, Marshall's nephew, said that McMahon had been living as a tenant in Marshall's home for about one year.
Family members of Marshall said he bought his home 25 years ago and opened it up to people in recovery. One of those people on the receiving end of a lifetime of service was McMahon.
"This is a terrible tragedy, it's really done a lot of damage to our family," said Michael Jurewicz, who is Marshall's nephew.
Marshall's nephews are still in shock. For more than two decades he was trying to help his tenants get back on their feet and become productive members of society.
After a motorcycle accident, Marshall's family said McMahon became a hermit.
"He stopped being productive, kinda closed himself in his room. My uncle didn't talk to him for the last six months that he lived there," David Jurewicz said.
No following the rules, the day after Thanksgiving, McMahon was supposed to be evicted.
"George wasn't worried about it at all. He was like, 'I'm going through it the legal way, there's no issues, no problems'," Michael Jurewicz said.
But the marshals scheduled to serve the eviction were just minutes late, and when officers arrived they found Marshall dead and they said McMahon confessed on the spot.
McMahon was charged with murder following Marshall's death. He doesn't have a criminal history but is being held on a $1 million bond.
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The Waterbury Police Department is investigating a murder in the east end of the city on Friday morning.