Suspect Pleads Not Guilty in Homicide of Bethel Woman
The man accused of killing 25-year-old Bethel resident, Emily Todd, says he didn't do it.
Accused of the homicide killing of Emily Todd, 26-year-old Brandon Roberts stood before Bridgeport Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin this past Monday, pleaded not guilty and then asked for a jury trial.
The NewsTimes reports that Roberts has been accused of luring Todd to the Seaview Ave. boat ramp in Bridgeport in early December of last year. The two had met on an online dating site. He's been accused of shooting her in the back of the head and then driving off in her car with her cell phone and credit cards.
Apparently, Todd's mother says that her daughter and Roberts had gone on several dates when Todd broke off the relationship. Her parents believed that Roberts talked Todd into meeting him just one more time on the evening she was shot. Police say that Roberts was captured on camera driving Emily Todd's car in the drive-through area of People's Bank in Trumbull, CT, where he allegedly used her debit card to withdraw $400.
Police arrested Roberts at his father's home in Shaker Heights, Ohio on December 14. Initially, he told police he had killed Todd and had also shot another woman in Washington Park in 2017. He's been charged with murder, felony murder, first-degree robbery, and carrying a pistol without a permit.
As we have previously reported, Danbury Kia has decided to pay off the current lease on Emily Todd's car so that her family will, at the very least, not have to bare that burden.