- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 21, 2016

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) - A Norwich man accused of killing his pregnant wife and setting their apartment on fire is facing new charges.

Patrick Antoine pleaded not guilty Monday in New London to a new charge of assaulting a pregnant woman resulting in the termination of a pregnancy, and charges of murder and first-degree arson.

Police say the 39-year-old Antoine stabbed 37-year-old Margarette Mady multiple times June 2 before setting fire to the curtains.

Police say he told them she was a voodoo priestess who had cast spells on him. They say Antoine said his wife was eight months pregnant with a child he believed was not his. He allegedly said she told him he would be dead by July as a sacrifice before the child’s birth.

He’s due back in court July 26.

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