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PD: Suspect arrested after man found dead at group home in Gilbert

Christopher Lambeth
Posted at 5:05 PM, Apr 12, 2021

GILBERT, AZ — Police say a 36-year-old man is behind bars after allegedly killing a man at a group home in Gilbert Monday.

Officers were called to the facility near Higley and Pecos roads shortly after 5 a.m. for an "unknown call for trouble."

When police arrived, they found 49-year-old Steven Howells deceased inside the home with injuries.

Police say they found 36-year-old Christopher Lambeth in a bathroom washing blood off of himself. Lambeth was taken into custody and allegedly admitted to punching, stomping, and strangling the victim. Lambeth told police he was the only other person at the home at the time of the incident.

Lambeth was booked on one count of second-degree murder.