Who: Lawrence Arthur Hoffman, 64
What: The Burlingame man was held to answer on all charges Wednesday in connection with the Dec. 5 killing of his roommate and fellow barfly, 70-year-old Joe Consentino. The two became friends at the bar, then roommates, prosecutors said. After much bickering between the two, police said, Hoffman fatally beat Consentino. Burlingame police found Consentino’s body in an apartment in the 1900 block of Garden Drive covered in blankets, with an air freshener set out nearby, prosecutors said.
What’s next: Hoffman is scheduled to appear for his arraignment June 14.