Jan 24, 2010 1:06 PM GMT
The man accused of brutally stabbing a 41-year-old event planner in his Hell's Kitchen apartment was arrested Saturday in Vermont, authorities said.
Justin Waller, 31, was collared in Manchester by local and NYPD detectives after they tracked him down through his use of John Lea's credit cards, police said.
Waller will be arraigned Monday on fugitive charges before being extradited to New York to face second-degree murder charges, police said.
Lea's body was discovered by police on Thursday after concerned friends dialed 911 when he failed to show up to his job with the New York Society of Security Analysts.
Waller is being held at Marble Valley Correctional Center in Rutland. His bail was set at $500,000.