The of­fi­cer no­ticed some­thing and made a con­nec­tion to the mur­der case.”

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the po­lice had ar­rived, po­lice said.

Kle­men­tich said that Prater had been ar­rested on May 1 on a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence com­plaint. He broke into his mother’s apart­ment and was try­ing to stran­gle her, the de­tec­tive said. When Prater’s mother’s room­mate heard the com­mo­tion and came to her aid, Prater fled the apart­ment, Kle­men­tich said.

He was sub­se­quently ar­rested by a pa­trol po­lice of­fi­cer, who was as­sisted by the room­mate, said Kle­men­tich. “Then the of­fi­cer no­ticed some­thing and made a con­nec­tion to the mur­der case,” he said. “He took the ini­tia­tive and im­me­di­ately no­ti­fied the Homi­cide Di­vi­sion.”

Ac­cord­ing to Kle­men­tich, Prater was wear­ing a longsleeved T- shirt match­ing the de­scrip­tion pro­vided by the vic­tim’s hus­band and by neigh­bors who had wit­nessed him flee­ing Teng’s house, when he was ar­rested on May 1, two days af­ter the woman’s slay­ing.

A sub­se­quent in­ves­ti­ga­tion found dried blood on the sleeves of Prater’s shirt and a knife on him, Kle­men­tich said.

He said that po­lice records showed Prater has an ex­ten­sive crim­i­nal record in Texas as well as in other four states. Prater also has had psy­chi­atric treat­ment in two dif­fer­ent lo­cal hos­pi­tals, Kle­men­tich said.

Kle­men­tich de­scribed Prater as “un­re­spon­sive and non­com­mu­nica­tive” since his ar­rest. “This ap­pears to be a ran­dom vi­o­lent act by a crazy

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