HARTFORD, Conn. – A Connecticut man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with a hit-and-run accident in Hartford last year that fueled a debate about the city's morality because of a video showing people ignoring the victim.
Hartford police say they arrested 33-year-old Luis Negron of Hartford on a first-degree manslaughter charge Friday, the same day as the funeral of the victim, Angel Arce Torres.
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The accident in May 2008 left Torres paralyzed and mute. He died Monday at the age of 79 after relatives gave approval to take him off life support.
Police pulled Negron over Thursday and charged him with motor vehicle violations.
Authorities say they later received new information that led to the manslaughter charge.
Details weren't immediately released.