Update: Man charged with 2nd-degree murder in connection to Newport News homicide

Posted at 10:06 AM, Apr 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-02 18:05:59-04

UPDATE: Police are now investigating after a man was found dead inside of a home on Tuesday. The death investigation is now considered a homicide. 

Elter Devale Ward has been charged with 2nd degree murder. 

Newport News, Va. - A man was found dead inside of a home in Newport News on Tuesday morning and now his roommate is being accused in the murder.

Elter Ward, 54, has been charged with 2nd degree murder in connection to the death of 58-year-old Kenneth Armstead.

Police say Ward and Armstead were arguing when things got out of hand. They both lived in the same rooming house in the 600 block of 27th Street.

When police arrived, they found Armstead suffering from trauma to the head. He was pronounced dead at 7:56 a.m.

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