WOMAN ARRESTED IN DEATHS OF THREE GRISWOLD RESIDENTS
GRISWOLD, CT (WFSB) – The Connecticut State Police detectives arrested a woman in connection with the deaths of three Griswold residents. Hartford Police and State Police detectives arrested 24-year-old Hartford resident Ruth Correa and charged her with murder with special circumstances, home invasion, robbery, and arson. Police said the investigation began in December 2017 when Griswold residents, husband and wife, Kenneth and Janet Lindquist’s bodies were found amidst the rubble after their Kenwood Estates home was destroyed by a large, early morning fire. Shortly thereafter, Glastonbury Police responded to a fire in an abandoned car on Nanel Drive in the Glastonbury Luxury Apartments in Glastonbury just an hour later. Police said then that the house fire in Griswold and Glastonbury were connected. Three days after the connected fires, police said they developed a person of interest in the deaths of Kenneth and Janet Lindquist. Months later, on the morning of Saturday, May 5th, state police responded to reports of human remains found near Kenwood Rd. Through investigation, police determined the remains were that of the Lindquist’s 21-year-old son, Matthew Lindquist. A week later, Hartford Police, with the assistance of state police said they obtained a warrant for two addresses in Hartford, and conducted interviews. Police said on Saturday morning, they arrested Correa on Main Street. Correa is being held on 2,500,000 dollars bond and is expected to appear at Norwich Superior Court on Monday, May 14. Police said they expect more arrests to be forthcoming.
DANBURY MAYOR WINS GOP CONVENTION FOR GOVERNOR
MASHANTUCKET, CT (WFSB) – It’s off to the primary for Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton. On the second day of the GOP Convention, Republican favorite Mayor Mark Boughton of Danbury won the convention and is the endorsed candidate for Governor. But, Boughton now faces a handful of other candidates, including Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst. Republicans across the state gathered Friday and Saturday for the convention, but in the last few moments, it turned to chaos, as the rules of the convention were being challenged close to the voting. Boughton edged out Herbst, who told Channel 3 after the results were in, that his eyes are the primary in August. The convention was a rollercoaster, a record number of candidates and a possibly, a record number of delegates switching votes that started in the second round of voting.The ability to switch is the first time it has happened in a governor’s race since 1962. As the voting went on, a number of candidates were eliminated, but Stamford businessman and former Navy Lieutenant Steve Obsitnik managed to stay in the game, and come in third. A number of candidates were also nominated for Congress, Attorney General, and Senate, but on Saturday all eyes were on the big nomination for Governor. And, New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart’s surprise move at the start of the convention may not have paid off. Stewart switched gears from Governor to Lieutenant Governor. State Senator Joe Markley won the Lt. Governor nod.
ATTACKS ON MOTHERS
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials will review whether two psychiatric patients accused of attacking their mothers but acquitted by reason of insanity should be transferred to less-restrictive treatment facilities. Gail Litsky and Alec Chattin were committed to the state’s maximum-security psychiatric hospital in Middletown following their acquittals. Both mothers survived. The state Psychiatric Security Review Board will hold mandatory reviews of their commitments Friday. Hospital officials are requesting they be transferred to a neighboring, lower-security treatment center on the Connecticut Valley Hospital campus. Police say Litsky tortured her 70-year-old mother for more than three hours at her mother’s West Hartford home in 2014. Authorities say Litsky repeatedly struck her, cut her with a knife and choked her. Officials say Chattin repeatedly stabbed his mother and choked her at their Ledyard home in 2016.
FAKE SALESMAN-HOME ASSAULT
COLUMBIA, Conn. (AP) — Police say a man was assaulted in his Connecticut home by two men posing as salesmen. The victim let the men into his home Friday afternoon when they asked if he wanted to buy vinyl siding for the house. Police say the man suffered minor injuries from the assault and has been treated at Windham Hospital. One suspect is described as a black male in his early 30s, about 5 feet 6 inches tall with medium build and dreadlocked hair, wearing a black shirt and black sweatpants. The second suspect is a white male in his early 30s, about 5 feet 7 inches tall with medium build, clean shaven, wearing a sweatshirt and tan pants. The suspects fled the scene in a black dodge utility van. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence officials say a settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit brought over the issuing of thousands of speeding tickets. The class-action lawsuit challenged the city’s use of portable speed cameras by police. A spokeswoman for Mayor Jorge Elorza confirmed to the Providence Journal on Thursday that a settlement had been reached after a judge last month ordered the plaintiffs and the city to mediate the dispute. Details of the settlement were not immediately released and lawyers were still finalizing the wording. The plaintiffs argued that the camera-based program that resulted in some 12,000 tickets being issued in the first month — at $95 apiece — was in violation of state law that required warning signs.