Thomas MacMillan writes in the New Haven Independent:
Michael Chaves was a “lumper”: He worked as a laborer for long-haul truckers and slept in their trailers. Dale Anderson was a lumper too. One night they were hanging out at a truck stop when Anderson, drunk, urinated on the spot where Chaves slept. They argued, and Chaves beat him to death with a bat.
That’s the story Chaves told to police in Phoenix, Arizona.
And that’s one hell of a good way to begin.