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 May 14, 2005
Suspect in Providence detective slaying may have mental problems
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The suspect in the slaying of a Providence police detective over the weekend was seeking help for mental problems, according to his family.

Esteban Carpio, was expected to be arraigned on one count of murder today for the alleged killing of Detective James Allen. The detective was shot with his own weapon while questioning Carpio over the weekend about a stabbing, according to police.

Carpio�s relatives says the suspect had sought treatment for paranoid delusions.

His grandmother says he was, (quote) �pacing, talking, seeing things� leading up to the alleged murder.

Carpio alternatively lived with his mother in the Boston area or in Providence with his girlfriend.

The sister of Carpio�s girlfriend says he had a three-year-old child with his girlfriend and had a job, though she did not know where.


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