Peter Manfredonia with his attorney Michael Dolan on April 19, 2023. (Ned Gerard/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)

Peter Manfredonia together with his legal professional Michael Dolan on April 19, 2023. (Ned Gerard/Hearst Connecticut Media through AP, Pool)

A 26-year-old Connecticut man will doubtless spend the remainder of his life behind bars after a decide sentenced him to greater than half of a century in jail for fatally capturing his highschool pal and kidnapping the sufferer’s girlfriend throughout a 2020 crime spree that included one other sufferer who was killed with a sword.

Milford Superior Courtroom Decide Peter Brown on Wednesday ordered Peter Manfredonia to serve a sentence of 55 years in a state correctional facility for killing 23-year-old Nicholas Eisele after which kidnapping the person’s girlfriend, Shannon Spies.

“This was a horrific crime that shattered so many lives,” Ansonia-Milford State’s Lawyer Margaret E. Kelley mentioned . “The ache and anguish suffered by Ms. Spies and the household of Nicholas John Eisele is unfathomable. His household and Ms. Spies labored thoughtfully with the state to attain this disposition.”

The sentences for Eisele’s homicide and Spies’ kidnapping will likely be served concurrently, the prosecutor’s assertion mentioned.

Manfredonia nonetheless should be sentenced for different wrongdoing within the crime spree: murdering 62-year-old Theodore DeMers with a samurai sword, wounding an 80-year-old man, after which holding a home-owner hostage. That listening to is to be held Thursday.

Eisele’s aunt advised Manfredonia in a sufferer influence assertion on Wednesday that “there’s a spot in Hell for you Peter,” based on Information 12 Connecticut reporter Marissa Alter.

Manfredonia reportedly apologized to the household however mentioned he didn’t count on them to just accept it.

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