The landscaper of a Greenwich estate will be represented by a public defender when he is tried for his daughter’s slaying.
Adam Dobrzanski, 56, appeared in court on Monday, charged with killing his 20-year-old daughter, Amanda Dobrzanski, on Wednesday inside the sprawling 37-acre estate where he works, the Greenwich Time reports.
Police arrested Adam Dobrzanski after finding Amanda in a grisly scene inside on $9-million-dollar Sterling Road house owned by well-known hedge fund exec, S. Donald Sussman.
Sussman was on vacation in the Virgin Islands with Dobranski's wife, Renata, who is the family’s cook, police said. They believe a pending divorce might have led to the slaying of the Dobranskis’ daughter.
Dobrzanski had been sending suicidal text messages to his wife in the moments leading up to the attack, police said. That is what led them to check the home.
When police arrived, they found Amanda, a third-year psychology student at the University of Rhode Island, in a locked bedroom. Her throat had been slashed, police said.
Adam Dobrzanski was in the main part of the mansion with multiple self-inflicted stab wounds, police said. After stabbing his daughter, he had tried to cut his own throat, police said.
Thursday morning, as he was released from a local hospital and charged. His arrest warrant has been ordered sealed by a court order.
During the court proceeding, bail commissioners told the court that Dobrzanski has a history of mental illness and he is being treated for it, the Time reports. He was placed on suicide watch and moved to MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution.
According to court records, Renata Dobrzanski filed for divorce on Dec. 17. Adam Dobrzanski is being held on $1 million bond.