CENTRAL ISLIP - A man was charged with murder this afternoon after police say they discovered his neighbor's body inside a closet at his Central Islip home.
Authorities responded to the home on Ferndale Boulevard at around 5 p.m. yesterday, shortly after the grisly discovery was made. Police arrested 33-year-old Aston Barth, whom they say lives at the home.
Barth is accused of choking his neighbor, Jason Campbell, to death, then trying to dismember his body with an ax before stuffing him into his bedroom closet.
Campbell's body was discovered nearly a week after prosecutors say Barth committed the murder.
Prosecutors say Barth made a videotaped confession to the murder. He's being held without bail and is due back in court on Friday.