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Published March 30, 2010, 11:25 AM

Police arrest man in 1992 Bethel killing

BETHEL, Conn. (AP) - Police in Connecticut say DNA tests linked a suspect to a 1992 killing in Bethel and led to his arrest in Minnesota.

BETHEL, Conn. (AP) - Police in Connecticut say DNA tests linked a suspect to a 1992 killing in Bethel and led to his arrest in Minnesota.

Forty-nine-year-old Donald Gregory Krauth was arraigned Monday at Danbury Superior Court on a felony murder charge in the strangling of 58-year-old Charles Cromwell. Police say Krauth waived extradition from Minnesota last week.

Police say Krauth, a former New Milford resident who was living in Barnesville, Minn., helped clean Cromwell's basement a few days before the killing and inexplicably came into a large amount of money afterward.

Bethel police reopened their investigation last year and say Krauth's DNA was found on Cromwell's shirt. Krauth told police he didn't kill Cromwell. He's being held on $1 million bond.

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