UK quiz show champion arrested on suspicion of murder

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Posted: Sep 22, 2016 7:55 AM
UK quiz show champion arrested on suspicion of murder

LONDON (AP) — A quiz-show champion who appeared on the long-running BBC show "Eggheads" has been arrested on suspicion of committing murder in the Netherlands.

London's Metropolitan Police says Joseph Connagh, whose professional name is C.J. de Mooi, was arrested at Heathrow Airport Wednesday on a Dutch-issued European Arrest Warrant.

He is due to appear in a London court on Thursday.

De Mooi, 46, appeared for a decade on "Eggheads," which pits a team of quiz champions against a group of challengers.

In a 2015 autobiography, he said he might have killed a man while he was homeless in Amsterdam in 1988. He said he punched a knife-wielding mugger and threw him into a canal. De Mooi wrote: "I fully suspect I killed him. I've no idea what happened to him."