Chaplin Stabbing Ruled Homicide

Police responded to two different homes in connection with the incident.

By Bob Connors and Wire Reports
|  Friday, Feb 24, 2012  |  Updated 9:25 AM EDT
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Chaplin Stabbing Ruled Homicide

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Emergency crewsState Police responded to a serious stabbing at a home on Miller Road in Chaplin Wednesday afternoon.

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Police are calling a stabbing in Chaplin on Wednesday night a homicide.

State police have identified the man as Michael Mitchel, 42.

He was found dead on Wednesday afternoon in a driveway off Mountain Laurel Lane while police investigated the stabbing of a woman at a nearby house, at 95 Miller Road.

Police said Mitchel's death was ruled a homicide.

No arrests have been made in either incident and it's not clear if they're related.

Police have not released the name of the injured woman. Troopers said she's in serious condition at Hartford Hospital.

Residents said Wednesday's violence reminded them of the 1998 stabbing death of Heather Messenger at her Chaplin home.

Her husband, David Messenger, was acquitted by reason of insanity and is confined to a state psychiatric hospital.   

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