Norwich Man Accused of Killing Pregnant Wife Faces New Charge

A Norwich, Connecticut, man accused of killing his pregnant wife and setting their apartment on fire is facing new charges connected to the death of the couple's unborn child.

Patrick Antoine pleaded not guilty Monday in New London to a new charge of assaulting a pregnant woman resulting in the termination of a pregnancy, and charges of murder and first-degree arson.

Police say the 39-year-old Antoine stabbed 37-year-old Margarette Mady multiple times June 2 before setting fire to the curtains.

Police say he told them she was a voodoo priestess who had cast spells on him. They say Antoine said his wife was eight months pregnant with a child he believed was not his. He allegedly said she told him he would be dead by July as a sacrifice before the child's birth.

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