NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A New Fairfield man charged with murdering and sexually assaulting his 55-year-old roommate confessed to police and said that his plan had been to overdose on drugs following the crime, according to the News Times.
The News Times obtained court documents that detailed the confession of 32-year-old Steven Flood, who was arrested on May 26 and charged in connection with the May 2 killing of Susan Guido at her home on Candlewood Drive in New Fairfield.
Flood has been charged with felony murder, murder committed in the course of sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault in a spousal or cohabiting relationship, third-degree larceny and third-degree criminal trespass, and is being held on bond.
Flood and Guido had met while staying in a hotel and agreed to rent a home together to save costs, the News Times reported. Though they were just friends, Guido had told relatives that Flood became more aggressive and made sexual demands and had to be physically restrained, according to the News Times.
On May 1, Guido returned home and Flood confronted her angrily about not buying food, the News Times reported. They got in a fight about bills and Flood swung at Guido, knocking her to the ground, according to the News Times.
He then stomped on her head and sexually assaulted her, later telling police that he wanted to humiliate her and that he knew she was dead, the News Times reported.
Police found Flood a few days later, camping in the woods after having pawned Guido's jewelry and bought a tent, according to the News Times. He was still wearing the bloody socks from the night of the murder, and told police that he felt guilt and shame and had hoped to buy drugs so he could fatally overdose, according to the News Times.
He confessed to the killing while he was in the back seat of the police cruiser, the News Times reported.
Flood suffers from a number of mental disorders, including bipolar disorder, and was on disability pay, according to the News Times. He had previously been convicted of taking part in a jewelry heist in Danbury in 2012, the News Times reported.
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