Man charged with murder in Portsmouth killing held without bail

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (WLNE) — A man charged with first-degree murder in connection to a killing in Portsmouth was held without bail on Tuesday.

Jacob Morrill, 24, of Portsmouth, entered no plea in Newport District Court.

Police responded to a home on West Main Road at about 11 p.m. Monday. They soon told an ABC 6 News crew they were investigating a homicide.

Morrill was arrested Monday night and charged with first-degree murder.

Police have not released the victim’s name or cause of death.

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