Newington Man Charged With Murder of Wife - NBC Connecticut

Newington Man Charged With Murder of Wife

They said they believe her husband is the suspect.



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    The husband of a 46-year-old woman who was found dead in their Newington home in September has been charged with her murder.

    Police said 45-year-old Michael Torbicki Jr. is accused of shooting his wife, 46-year-old Patricia Torbicki, in their Gilbert Road home on Sept. 21.

    Police responded to the home around 9 a.m. that Thursday morning after receiving a 911 call from a neighbor who was taking a walk with her grandson and said a woman who was covered in blood, lying in the doorway.

    Police later found Michael Torbicki with serious injuries inside the home and he was transported to a local hospital.

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    The medical examiner determined that Patricia Torbicki died of gunshot wounds to her head and lower extremities and her death has been ruled a homicide.

    Police served Michael Torbicki Jr. with a warrant Thursday and he has been charged with murder. No photo of his has been released.

    Bond was set at $2 million. He is being detained and will be arraigned at his hospital bed Friday.

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