David Messenger

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.

05/03/2013

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

State Board Considers Release of Wife Killer

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut state board is deciding whether to release a man found not guilty by reason of insanity of beating his pregnant wife to death in front of their 5-year-old son […]

05/03/2013

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.

04/24/2013

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

Review Board Considers Whether Psychiatric Patient Who Killed Wife Should Be Released

Officials who oversee Connecticut’s only maximum-security hospital for the criminally insane are considering releasing a former Chaplin man who beat his pregnant wife to death in 1998 to a community treatment center.

11/18/2011

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