A mother of three young children from Ansonia is dead and police have charged the woman's husband with murder.
Officers responded to the home on Root Avenue in Ansonia around 1:40 p.m. Tuesday after dispatchers received a 911 call with yelling and commotion in the background and they found the woman inside with severe injuries.
Police found a door open. They heard yelling and crying from inside the home and found 28-year-old Kamil Zielinski standing over the victim, 34-year-old Grace Zielinska, police said.
They said Zielinski made statements indicating he was responsible for the assault on Grace, police said.
According to court documents, he was crying heavily and said, "What have I done?" and dropped to his knees.
Zielinski was charged with murder and risk of injury. He was held on a $1 million bond and is due next in court on Nov. 24.
Zielinska was rushed to Yale New Haven Hospital where she died of her injuries, police said.
Police said she was the mother of three children, ages 5, 3 and 4 months. The Department of Children and Families has custody of the children and they are working to get the children to another family member, according to police.
The 3-year-old and the 4-month-old were home at the time and were not injured, police said. The 5-year old was at school.
Ansonia police said there has been an increase in domestic violence amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic with people confined in their homes.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, help is available statewide at ctsafeconnect.com or by calling or texting 888-774-2900.
You can also contact local authorities. In the valley, resources are available at The Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services at 203-736-9944, 203-789-8104 or 1-888-774-2900 or online here.