- Associated Press - Saturday, April 15, 2017

ELLINGTON, Conn. (AP) - Police say an Ellington man charged with killing his wife texted his pregnant girlfriend to assure her he was getting a divorce.

Citing an arrest warrant, the Hartford Courant reports (https://cour.at/2pmrphm ) Richard Dabate wrote, “I’ll see you tomorrow my little love nugget.” The next day, Dec. 23, 2015, his wife Connie Dabate was found dead at the couple’s home when authorities responded to a burglary alarm.

Richard Dabate was found on the kitchen floor with superficial knife wounds and one arm and a leg zip-tied to a folding chair. He said a masked man had entered the home and shot his wife.

The warrant says Dabate later changed his story numerous times during interviews with police.

Dabate’s attorney, Hubert Santos, says his client is innocent and will fight the charges.


Information from: Hartford Courant, https://www.courant.com

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