3rd Arrest Made in Murder of Prominent Scientist

By Ari Mason
|  Thursday, Nov 21, 2013  |  Updated 1:02 PM CDT
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3rd Arrest Made in Murder of Prominent Scientist

Norwich Police Department

Police have arrested the third suspect in the 2004 murder of a prominent Norwich scientist. Mozzelle Brown, 40, is facing murder and robbery charges.

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Nine years after the violent death of prominent Norwich scientist Dr. Eugene Mallove, the last of three suspects has been arrested and charged in connection with the killing.

Mallove was brutally beaten in 2004 outside a rental home owned by his parents.

Chad Schaffer, a former tenant whose family was evicted, has been convicted of murder, robbery and other offenses and is serving prison time.

Accused co-conspirator Candace Foster is awaiting trial, and a third suspect, Mozzelle Brown, a 40-year-old man serving a firearms and narcotics conviction in Ohio, was arrested yesterday.

Schaffer and Brown are accused of confronting Mallove outside the rental home on May 14, 2004 and beating him repeatedly.

Police said the two men left the scene and later returned with Foster to cover up the crime. There they continued to beat Mallove until he died, according to police.

Brown was arrested while serving time in a federal correctional facility in Ohio, where he has been since 2008.

He was brought back to Connecticut to face the new charges, which include murder, felony murder and first-degree robbery. He’s being held on a $2 million bond and is due in court in Norwich on Nov. 21.

Mallove was a Pulitzer Prize nominee from New Hampshire. Police said his wallet, cellphone, camera and van were stolen from the crime scene.

Two other men were initially charged in the case. Those allegations were dropped due to a lack of evidence. The case was subsequently reopened, leading to new arrests.

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