NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) – A Connecticut judge has sentenced a Norwich man to 16 years in prison in the killing of a New Hampshire scientist, despite protests from the victim’s family that the punishment wasn’t severe enough.
Thirty-four-year-old Chad Schaffer was sentenced Wednesday in New London Superior Court in the beating death of Eugene Mallove of Pembroke, N.H., in 2004 outside a Norwich home he owned. Schaffer was charged with murder, but pleaded guilty to manslaughter in April.
Mallove was editor-in-chief of Infinite Energy magazine and an outspoken advocate of new energy technology.
Authorities say Schaffer’s family was evicted from Mallove’s property before the killing. Two other people are charged in the case.
Mallove’s son, Ethan, said the 16-year prison sentence is not justice and called it a joke and insult to the family.
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