Prosecutors say a man broke into the home of a woman he knew, killed a tenant, and then raped the woman when she returned home and discovered the body.
Hoeup Honn was held without bail at trial pending a hearing to determine if he was a danger. In his favor, declarations of innocence were filed on the accused, including gross rape, assault and beatings, causing serious physical injury. Prosecutors say they expect to be charged with premeditated murder.
Authorities said in a statement that the police responded to Lowell’s home around 3 p.m. After the woman ran away when the suspect fell asleep.
A tenant man in his 50s has been found dead.
The names of the victims were not disclosed.
The 38-year-old’s lawyer declined to comment.