Md. man strangles roommate to death

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CHARLES CO. – A man is behind bars after, deputies say, he strangled his roommate to death.

Officers responded to the 2700 block of Marlette Place in Waldorf for a possible death investigation.

Witnesses told officers that 40-year-old Moises Morales-Hernandez, of Waldorf, may have killed his roommate.

When officers arrived, deputies say they found 27-year-old Jose Pena-Lemus, also of Waldorf, dead.

Pena-Lemus’ body was sent to the Medical Examiner who ruled his manner of death a homicide. An autopsy revealed Pena-Lemus was strangled to death.

Deputies say Morales-Hernandez was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. He is being held without bond.

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