David Messenger (center) with his attorney at a Psychiatric Security Review Board meeting November 18. 2011. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Wife-killer Receives Conditional Release

Conditional release has been granted to a man committed to a state hospital after being acquitted by reason of insanity of fatally bludgeoning his wife and captured on 911 audio tape.


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Motorcycle Crash Kills One Injures Another

One motorcyclist was killed and another seriously injured when they crashed at the intersection of Routes 6 and 198 in Chaplin Monday afternoon.



3 Towns Consider Regional Elementary School

Three small towns in Eastern Connecticut are considering a plan to regionalize their elementary schools.


Attorney John Klar, homicide victim Heather Messenger's sister Hannah Williamson, and brother Richard Williamson, Jr. (left to right).  Richard adopted the son Heather had with David Messenger, before David beat Heather to death. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Board Considers Release Of Chaplin Wife Killer

A state psychiatric board heard testimony Friday on whether it should allow some limited freedom to a man who was found not guilty by reason of insanity for beating his pregnant wife to death in front of their 5-year-old son in 1998.


David Messenger (center) with his attorney at a Psychiatric Security Review Board meeting November 18. 2011. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Slain Chaplin Woman’s Family Files Suit, Seeks To Keep Killer In State Custody

The family of a Chaplin woman killed by her mentally ill husband in 1998, has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to keep him at Connecticut Valley Hospital.


The Sunny Side Boat Ramp on the Housatonic River in Shelton. Image from the state of Connecticut Coastal Access Guide.

Chaplin Man Charged In Fatal Boating Accident

A Chaplin man has been arrested on charges related to a December boating accident on the Housatonic River that led to the death of a passenger.



Health Authorities Try To Identify Woman Exposed To Rabies

Health authorities are posting an urgent notice as they try to trace a woman bitten by a cat in Chaplin, Connecticut about two weeks ago.


One Dead, One In Serious Condition After Chaplin Stabbings

State police say a 42-year-old Willimantic man was the person found stabbed to death outside a Chaplin home earlier this week.. An unidentified woman is in serious condition.



State Police Investigate Chaplin Stabbing

Connecticut State police say a woman has been found seriously injured at a Chaplin home, and a man later found dead nearby.


Cara Cote. Photo from Connecticut State Police.

Man, Woman Accused Of Injuring Police Arrested

Connecticut state police say a man and woman accused of dragging with their car a state trooper and a Plainfield officer have been arrested.