Christopher Francischini arrested for dismembering an toddler in Connecticut
A Connecticut man was arrested for killing and dismembering his 11-month-old daughter after a two-week manhunt, based on police.
Christopher Francischini, 31, was taken into custody Friday afternoon at a bus cease in Waterbury, Connecticut. Police had been alerted to his whereabouts by a member of the neighborhood, who stated he acknowledged Francischini on the bus cease and referred to as for a tip.
Native police and the FBI have been on the lookout for him because the physique of his younger daughter Camille was discovered November 18 at his house in Naugatuck, a metropolis about 17 miles northwest of New Haven. Authorities stated the kid was strangled, stabbed and dismembered.
Police stated Francischini was needed as a suspect and charged with homicide with particular circumstances and threat of hurt to a minor. They didn’t disclose the motive for the homicide.
“Nothing can ease the ache a household is experiencing on account of this tragic loss of a kid taken from them too quickly, however we hope they will breathe simpler figuring out that this violent felony has been taken into custody and outlawed. streets,” Naugatuk Police Chief Colin McAllister stated at a press convention.
Camilla was buried final week. She would have celebrated her first birthday on Saturday, the Naugatuk Police Division stated, and a vigil is scheduled for her Saturday night time. Neighborhood members had been requested to put on pink and hold pink lights across the metropolis for her birthday.
Police stated Francischini quarreled with Camilla’s mom after the homicide. Then, by court docket order, he eliminated the GPS machine he wore whereas underneath home arrest on a earlier cost and destroyed his cell phone, authorities stated.
McAllister stated the neighborhood member who reported seeing Francischini on the bus cease on Friday adopted the protection of the incident. The reward provided by the FBI for info resulting in Francischini’s arrest and conviction has been raised to $25,000 from $10,000 in current days.
Police stated Francischini was launched on parole for home violence in 2012, and court docket data present he was additionally launched on bail for pending circumstances of auto theft, housebreaking, assault and different crimes. McAllister stated bail was set at $5 million on this case.
Francischini is anticipated to seem in court docket on Monday morning, McAllister stated.
Contributing: Natalie Neisa Alund, USA TODAY