BRISTOL - A Bristol man has pleaded not guilty to accusations he threatened to murder a woman while he was in police custody.
Kevin Bazilio, 38, of 1073 Jerome Ave., appeared this week in New Britain Superior Court, where he entered not guilty pleas to charges of first-degree robbery, second-degree threatening, risk of injury to a minor and a number of other charges.
Bazilio, who is being held on $550,000 bond, is due back in court on Sept. 27. He has been accused of pulling a knife out during a domestic incident at a city home on Aug. 12, according to police reports.
According to police reports, Bazilio demanded a cell phone from a woman during the incident. He was upset that another woman had accidentally left the home with his phone, according to police.
After being given the woman’s phone, Bazilio allegedly demanded her pass code while she was lying in bed next to a minor, according to the police report. When she refused, he allegedly pulled out a knife from his pocket and demanded the code again, the report said. The woman complied with Bazilio’s demand for the code and her car keys.
The woman then called a friend to pick her and the juvenile up. When a friend arrived, Bazilio began harassing the complainant again for the pass code to her phone, she told police. She got in the car and the friend started driving away. As they did, they heard a loud pop and a hissing sound. They told police they assumed Bazilio punctured their tire.
They made it about 100 yards away and pulled over, waiting for police to arrive.
While speaking to police outside the home, the report said, Bazilio allegedly told an officer, “If I don’t get my cell phone back I swear to God, I’m committing a homi (a slang term for homicide).”
Once back at the police department, Bazilio was not cooperative with the booking process and told police he wished officers had arrived later so he “could have murdered that [expletive],” according to the report. Bazilio also told police he was going to shoot and kill someone when he gets out of jail, according to the report.