Wilton Man Not Guilty in Father's Death by Reason of Insanity

A judge committed Aaron Ramsey, 22, to 50 years in a state mental hospital.

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013  |  Updated 10:58 AM EDT
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Insanity Verdict for Son Accused of Killing Father

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A Wilton man who killed his father in a psychotic rage last year has been committed to a state mental hospital for 50 years after being found not guilty by reason of insanity.

Stamford Superior Court Judge Richard Comerford on Wednesday ordered the commitment of 22-year-old Aaron Ramsey, who will be treated and confined at the state's only maximum-security hospital for the criminally insane -- the Whiting Forensic Division of Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown.

Prosecutors say Ramsey brutally beat and stabbed his 73-year-old father, Edward Ramsey, in their Wilton home last May.

A three-judge panel held a two-day trial in December and later found Ramsey not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. Comerford said Ramsey was in an acute psychotic condition when he killed his father.

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