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Man who beat housemate to death, kicking him up to 50 times while he was passed out on the floor – Ex-con Ricky Garcia told cops, ‘I dropped the hammer on [victim],’ after he kicked me

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Ex-con allegedly beat one of his 11 housemates to death, kicking him up to 50 times while he was passed out on the floor
Ricky Garcia, 55, is facing manslaughter charges after he told police he kicked Christopher Peckham “no more than two times,” inside a bedroom, at their shared residence on Sunday
Garcia, 49-year-old Peckham and 10 other roommates shared the residence in Milford, Connecticut where the killing occurred 
“I stomped him,” police quoted Garcia telling them during an interview. “He was kicking at me and I dropped the hammer on him”
The victim died from blunt trauma to the upper torso. Peckham had several significant injuries, including broken ribs, a fractured sternum, a lacerated liver and fractured vertebrae
The coroner ruled Peckham’s death a homicide
Garcia was ordered held on $250,000 bond after being arraigned Tuesday on a first-degree manslaughter charge
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