Jury selection set for deadly New Britain beating suspect - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Jury selection set for deadly New Britain beating suspect

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Alexis Rodriguez's booking photo from 2012. (New Britain police photo) Alexis Rodriguez's booking photo from 2012. (New Britain police photo)
James Joseph Sr. was killed in 2012, according to police. (Family photo) James Joseph Sr. was killed in 2012, according to police. (Family photo)
NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) -

A man charged with the brutal beating death of a New Britain man back in 2012 will go to trial after jury selection next month.

Alexis Rodriguez, 32, was identified as the suspect back in 2014. He was already in custody for an unrelated crime at the time.

Prosecutors said he beat and robbed 70-year-old James Joseph Sr. on May 14, 2012. Joseph was left for dead inside his own home on South Main Street.

Police said he'd been beaten with a blunt metal object. He also had a broken neck and spinal damage.

He had severe head injuries and died at the hospital four days later.

Police told Eyewitness News in 2014 that Rodriguez used to date Joseph's daughter.

 He was charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence.

Jury selection in the case is set for Sept. 9.

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