Police: Convicted felon facing charges in 70-year-old woman’s slaying

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Watertown police say a convicted felon is being charged in the slaying of a 70-year-old woman.

They say William Bayarinas, 48, was arrested for burglarizing a Waterbury pizzeria where officers found the victim's car.

Police say they have a warrant out for Bayarinas, who had been released from custody on Jan. 4. They say a few days later, he attacked Maryann Stanisz.

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Officials say Bayarinas used to live near Stanisz's home on Bushnell Avenue and they believe he knew the victim's late husband. They say they don't have a motive yet, and have not recovered a murder weapon.

Bayarinas is being charged with home invasion, murder and burglary.

Bayarinas hasn't been arrested for the slaying yet but officials say they plan to arrest him Tuesday during his arraignment in Waterbury Supreme Court. Bail is set at $2 million.

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