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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.


Stephen Morgan walks into the commitment hearing at Middlesex Superior Court. Morgan who was found not guilty by mental disease or defect for the murder of  Wesleyan University student Johanna Justin-Jinich in 2009. Courthouse Pool Photo Catherine Avalone | The Middletown Press | @CAvaloneMP  2.29.12.

Wesleyan Student’s Killer Committed To Hospital

A Massachusetts man who was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2009 slaying of a Wesleyan University student was ordered to be committed to a psychiatric hospital for 60 years.