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BRIDGEPORT -- The death penalty trial of accused triple slayer Richard Roszkowski had a rocky start Monday in Superior Court.

Three of the 12 jurors asked to be excused from the trial, citing problems with their employers because the trial is expected to last about eight weeks. One was later excused, but the two others agreed to continue serving on the jury.

Senior Assistant State's Attorney C. Robert Satti Jr. put his first witness on the stand at 3 p.m., but after only 20 minutes of testimony a female juror handed a hastily scribbled note to a judicial marshal.

During a subsequent hearing, the juror said her mother had previously rented an apartment to one of the murder victims, Holly Flannery, and her husband. "It stirred up an emotion in me," she told Judge John Kavanewsky Jr.

However, when the judge was told by the prosecutor that Holly Flannery could not have rented the apartment at the time the juror claimed, the woman responded, "I'm just glad I am wrong."

Roszkowski, 44, formerly of Trumbull, is charged with two counts of capital felony, three counts of murder and one count of criminal possession of a firearm for the Sept. 7, 2006, shooting deaths of Flannery, her 9-year-old daughter, Kylie, and 39-year-old Thomas Gaudet, a landscaper.

Police said Roszkowski shot Flannery and Gaudet on Seaview Avenue and then chased the girl down the street before fatally shooting her. If convicted of the crime, he could get the death penalty.

Satti's first witness, Flannery's older brother, David Coppolla, testified outside the presence of the jury that in the summer of 2006 his sister began expressing fear of Roszkowski, who previously lived next door on Trojan Drive in the city's upper East Side.

Coppolla said Roszkowski had savagely cut his sister's hair and once had broken into her home when her husband was at work and waved a gun around.

The jury, however, was not allowed to hear that testimony because the defense objected to it. All the jury did hear from Coppolla is that Flannery was afraid of Roszkowski.

Testimony is to continue Tuesday.


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A strange start of the trial , but hopefuly the sentence will fit the crime.

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Re:Penalty Phase ends for Richard Roszkowski in 2006 CT Triple Murder
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2009, 08:05:40 PM »
Death hearing ends in triple-homicide case

By Daniel Tepfer
STAFF WRITER



BRIDGEPORT -- The prosecutor gave the summation of his life, but it will be up to a jury to decide whether Richard Roszkowski should get the death penalty for fatally shooting a city woman, her 9-year-old daughter and a Milford landscaper in 2006.

Many were visibly moved as Senior Assistant State's Attorney C. Robert Satti Jr. finished his hour-long argument Wednesday in the Main Street courtroom. Jurors stared at the floor or gazed toward the ceiling to hide tears. The victims' families openly wept.

Gone were the images of graphs and brain scans presented for more than three weeks by the defense lawyers. In their place was an image of little Kylie Flannery lying on the ground, pleading for her life.

Even the usually emotionless Roszkowski appeared to be affected by the presentation, telling Superior Court Judge John Kavanewsky after the jury had left the courtroom that he wanted a chance prior to being sentenced to apologize to the victims' families.

The jury of 10 men and two women will begin deliberations Friday to decide whether the 44-year-old Trumbull man gets death by lethal injection or imprisonment without release.

On May 4, after nearly four days of deliberation, the same jury found Roszkowski guilty of two counts of capital felony, three counts of murder and one count of criminal possession of a firearm for the Sept. 7, 2006, shooting deaths of 39-year-old Holly Flannery, her daughter, Kylie, and 38-year-old Thomas Gaudet.


Police said Roszkowski, a former neighbor of Flannery, shot her and Gaudet each once in the head on Seaview Avenue and then chased the girl down the street, shooting her in the back of the thigh, in the face and finally the side of the head at close range.

During the three-week trial, prosecutors Satti and Margaret Kelley presented six eyewitnesses to the crime. Public Defender Joseph Bruckmann and Assistant Public Defender Miles Gerety admitted Roszkowski had shot and killed the three victims, but claimed he had an extreme emotional disturbance.

Holly Flannery had been having an affair with Roszkowski, a former neighbor, but broke it off some weeks before the murder, according to the testimony of several witnesses. Witnesses also testified that Roszkowski continued to stalk Flannery, and that on the day of the killings, accused Gaudet, a former roommate, of having an affair with her. Gaudet, however, did not know Flannery, according to testimony.

In the death penalty hearing, the defense lawyers presented nationally recognized medical experts and death penalty opponents who testified Roszkowski has brain damage caused by earlier car crashes, hepatitis and long-term drug use.

"Our society does not impose the death penalty on a brain-damaged person, that's not what we do," Gerety told jurors.

But Satti in his summation Wednesday called the defense case "smoke and mirrors."

Showing a photo of Flannery and her daughter on a movie screen, he pondered what might have been going through their minds at the time of the shooting.

"He holds Holly's head in a headlock and puts the gun to the back of her head. 'Don't do it in front of my daughter,' she begs and as the bullet is going through her brain is it possible her last thought is, 'The pain is finally over after all these years.'"

Satti then addressed the last thoughts of the young girl, Kylie. "Mommy is dead. I'm running down the street and I see cars coming at me. Will someone save me? I feel pain in my back. Will these people save me?"

As Kylie Flannery was lying face up on the sidewalk, Satti said, "She looks up to see her executioner standing over her. She puts up her hand to block the next shot and the bullet goes through and into her jaw. But she isn't dead yet.

" 'Why isn't anyone coming to help me.' The last shot to the head renders her unconscious; she doesn't die for another hour." Then Satti ended his summation: "Her last thought may be: 'Will I get to see my mommy?"

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Murderer to be sentenced to death

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and a landscaper he suspected of having an affair with her and then chasing the girlfriend's daughter down a street to kill her, too, will become the 11th inmate on the state's death row.

A jury on Wednesday recommended the death sentence for former Trumbull resident Richard Roszkowski. Under state law, the judge is bound by that decision.

The 44-year-old Roszkowski was convicted in May of killing Bridgeport resident Holly Flannery, her daughter Kylie and Milford landscaper Thomas Gaudet in September 2006.

Police say Roszkowski shot Flannery and Gaudet once each in the head in Bridgeport before chasing after Flannery's 9-year-old daughter and shooting her three times.

Roszkowski's lawyers had argued he had an extreme emotional disturbance at the time.

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Re: Richard Roszkowski Sentenced to Death in 2006 CT Triple Murder
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2010, 05:54:14 AM »
Court clears way for Roszkowski to face new death penalty trial

The state Supreme Court cleared the way Tuesday for a jury to decide whether a Trumbull man, convicted of the 2006 murders of a Bridgeport woman, her 9-year-old daughter and a Milford landscaper, should get the death penalty.

In a two-line decision, the state's highest court rejected an appeal by the lawyers for Richard Roszkowski, who was convicted of killing the trio last year.

Supervisory Assistant State's Attorney C. Robert Satti Jr. and Roszkowski's lawyer, Public Defender Joseph Bruckmann, declined comment on the decision by the court in Hartford.

On May 4, after nearly four days of deliberation, the jury of 10 men and two women, found Roszkowski, 44, guilty of two counts of capital felony, three counts of murder and one count of criminal possession of a firearm for fatally shooting 39-year-old Holly Flannery, her daughter, Kylie, and 38-year-old Thomas Gaudet on Sept. 7, 2006.

Holly Flannery had been having an affair with Roszkowski, a former neighbor, but broke it off some weeks before the murder. Witnesses at Roszkowski's trial said that he continued to stalk Flannery. On the day of the murders, they said that Roszkowski accused his former roommate Gaudet, who did not know Flannery, of having an affair with her.

Roszkowski shot both Holly Flannery and Gaudet once in the head on Seaview Avenue in Bridgeport, police said, and then chased the girl down the busy street, shooting her in the back of the thigh, the face and finally the side of the head at close range as she begged for her life.

The same jury deliberated about 12 hours over three and a half days before deciding Roszkowski should get the death penalty.

But the judge who presided over the case later admitted he made a mistake when he didn't tell the jurors they had to unanimously find there were no mitigating factors before deciding if Roszkowski should get the death penalty. At that time, the judge rejected a defense motion to immediately impose a life sentence on Roszkowski and instead ordered the case continued for another jury to decide his fate.

The defense asked the Supreme Court to reject a second penalty hearing, contending it would amount to double jeopardy.

During the monthlong penalty hearing, defense lawyers presented testimony from medical experts who said that Roszkowski suffered brain damage from a bout with hepatitis and a car accident that affected his behavior. Satti attempted to refute this with experts of his own, but in his final argument urged jurors to consider the possible last thoughts Kylie and her mother had before they were shot fatally by Roszkowski.

The same jury deliberated about 12 hours over three and a half days before deciding Roszkowski should get the death penalty.

But the judge who presided over the case later admitted he made a mistake when he didn't tell the jurors they had to unanimously find there were no mitigating factors before deciding if Roszkowski should get the death penalty. At that time, the judge rejected a defense motion to immediately impose a life sentence on Roszkowski and instead ordered the case continued for another jury to decide his fate.

The defense asked the Supreme Court to reject a second penalty hearing, contending it would amount to double jeopardy.

During the monthlong penalty hearing, defense lawyers presented testimony from medical experts who said that Roszkowski suffered brain damage from a bout with hepatitis and a car accident that affected his behavior. Satti attempted to refute this with experts of his own, but in his final argument urged jurors to consider the possible last thoughts Kylie and her mother had before they were shot fatally by Roszkowski.


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Re: Richard Roszkowski, CT DR, Granted Delay in Resentencing Hearing
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2010, 03:45:43 PM »
Convicted murder gets year delay in death penalty hearing



BRIDGEPORT -- A Superior Court judge Monday granted lawyers for a Trumbull man, convicted of the 2006 murders of a city woman, her 9-year-old daughter and a Milford landscaper, a year's delay to begin picking a jury for a death penalty hearing.

In a 4-line decision, Judge George Thim ruled the penalty hearing for Richard Roszkowski won't begin until next year. He stated his decision was based on defense arguments that they needed a year to prepare to fight for their client's life.

"It's a reasonable decision," said Roszkowski's lead lawyer Public Defender Joseph Bruckmann..

Supervisory Assistant State's Attorney C. Robert Satti Jr., declined comment on the decision.

On May 4, 2009, after nearly four days of deliberation, a jury of 10 men and two women, found Roszkowski guilty of two counts of capital felony, three counts of murder and one count of criminal possession of a firearm for the Sept. 7, 2006 shooting deaths of 39-year-old Holly Flannery, her daughter, Kylie, and 38-year-old Thomas Gaudet.

Police said Roszkowski, a former neighbor of Flannery, shot her and Gaudet each once in the head on Seaview Avenue and then chased the girl down the busy street, shooting her in the back of the thigh, the face and finally the side of the head at close range as she begged for her life.

The same jury deliberated about 12 hours over three and a half days before deciding Roszkowski should get the death penalty.

But the judge who presided over the case later admitted he made a mistake when he didn't tell the jury they had to unanimously find there were no mitigating factors before deciding if Richard Roszkowski should get the death penalty. At that time the judge rejected a defense motion to immediately impose a life sentence on the 44-year-old Roszkowski and instead, he ordered the case continued for another jury to decide his fate.

In March the state Supreme Court supported a new penalty hearing for Roszkowski.

Holly Flannery had been having an affair with Roszkowski, a former neighbor, but broke it off some weeks before the murder. Witnesses testified Roszkowski continued to stalk Flannery and on the day of the killings accused his former roommate Gaudet, who did not know Flannery, of having an affair with her.

During the month-long penalty hearing the defense lawyers presented testimony from medical experts from around the country that Roszkowski suffered brain damage from a bout with hepatitis and a car accident that affected his behavior. Satti attempted to refute this with experts of his own but in his final argument he urged the jurors to consider the possible last thoughts Kylie and her mother had before they were shot to death by Roszkowski.

http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Convicted-murder-gets-year-delay-in-death-penalty-463453.php#page-2

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Re: Richard Roszkowski, CT DR, Granted Delay in Resentencing Hearing
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2011, 11:34:14 AM »
http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Trumbull-killer-found-incompetent-1447398.php

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Trumbull killer found incompetent

Daniel Tepfer, Staff writer

Published 12:31 p.m., Thursday, June 30, 2011

BRIDGEPORT -- A Trumbull man, convicted two years ago of fatally shooting a city woman, her 9-year-old daughter and a Milford landscaper in 2006, was found mentally incompetent to face a hearing to decide whether he should get the death penalty for the crime Thursday.

"Perhaps he could be faking," Judge George Thim said of Richard Roszkowski. "But it my experience that when someone is place in the Whiting Forensic Institute he is closely monitored and if that person is faking that is soon discovered."

The judge then ordered Roszkowski committed to the state mental facility in Middletown for at least 60 days. He continued the case to Sept. 9.

The words were barely out of the judge's mouth when Roszkowski vigorously objected to being found incompetent.

"I'm not going to let this go," he vowed. He then launched into a lengthy diatribe about not receiving certain transcripts of the case before the judge asked marshals and corrections officers to remove Roszkowski from the courtroom.

On May 4, 2009, after nearly four days of deliberation, the jury of 10 men and two women, found Roszkowski guilty of two counts of capital felony, three counts of murder and one count of criminal possession of a firearm for the Sept. 7, 2006 shooting deaths of 39-year-old Holly Flannery, her daughter, Kylie and 38-year-old Thomas Gaudet.

Police said Roszkowski, a former neighbor of Flannery, shot her and Gaudet each once in the head on Seaview Avenue here and then chased the girl down the busy street, shooting her in the back of the thigh, the face and finally the side of the head at close range as she begged for her life.

During a two-day hearing that began Wednesday, Michael Genovese, a psychiatric social worker with the state's psychiatric diagnostic team, testified that Roszkowski is not able to assist in his defense and does not understand the proceedings against him.

Genovese said on June 7 the team, which included a psychologist and psychiatrist, met with Roszkowski at Northern Correctional Center. He said Roszkowski kept insisting he was competent and was difficult to interview.

Supervisory Assistant State's Attorney C. Robert Satti Jr. argued that there was not sufficient evidence Roszkowski is incompetent and pointed out that the team had seen defense mitigation evidence during their evaluation.
















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Re: Richard Roszkowski, CT DR, Granted Delay in Resentencing Hearing
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2011, 07:02:04 AM »
http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Convicted-killer-deemed-too-dangerous-for-mental-1464911.php

Friday, July 15, 2011

Convicted killer deemed too dangerous for mental hospital returns to prison

Daniel Tepfer, Staff Writer

Updated 09:54 a.m., Thursday, July 14, 2011

BRIDGEPORT -- Deemed too dangerous for the state's maximum security mental hospital, a Trumbull man convicted two years ago of fatally shooting a city woman, her 9-year-old daughter and a Milford landscaper in 2006 will instead remain in prison, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Superior Court Judge George Thim ordered Richard Roszkowski to remain at the Garner Correctional Institution in Newtown after accepting the testimony of the director of the Whiting Forensic Hospital in Middletown that officials do not have sufficient security arrangements to hold Roszkowski there.

Roszkowski's lawyer, Assistant Public Defender David Smith, had argued that Roszkowski cannot get the mental health treatment he needs in prison.

On May 4, 2009, after nearly four days of deliberation, a jury of 10 men and two women found Roszkowski guilty of two counts of capital felony, three counts of murder and one count of criminal possession of a firearm for the Sept. 7, 2006, shooting deaths of 39-year-old Holly Flannery, her daughter, Kylie, and 38-year-old Thomas Gaudet.

Police said Roszkowski, a former neighbor of Flannery, shot her and Gaudet each once in the head on Seaview Avenue in Bridgeport and then chased the girl down the busy street, shooting her in the back of the thigh, the face and finally the side of the head at close range as she begged for her life.

A trial must still be held for a jury to decide whether Roszkowski should get the death penalty, but in the meantime Thim found Roszkowski mentally incompetent to stand trial and committed him to Whiting.










Photo : The murderer Richard Roszkowski >:(














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Re: Richard Roszkowski, CT DR, Granted Delay in Resentencing Hearing
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http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Convicted-killer-claims-he-is-victim-of-murder-2204398.php

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Convicted killer claims he is victim of murder plot

Daniel Tepfer, Staff writer

Updated 11:05 p.m., Wednesday, October 5, 2011

BRIDGEPORT -- A Trumbull man, awaiting a death penalty hearing for fatally shooting a city woman, her 9-year-old daughter and a Milford landscaper in 2006, Wednesday accused state corrections officers and nurses at a Newtown prison of poisoning him.

"This is premeditated murder, I have been continuously poisoned by the guards to the point where my internal organs are failing," Richard Roszkowski said begging Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin not to return him to Garner Correctional Center.

He claimed the guards were putting arsenic, gunpowder and battery acid in his food while the nurses at the prison have been poisoning his laxatives.

Roszkowski had previously been found mentally incompetent to stand trial and has been undergoing psychiatric treatment at the prison.

Devlin agreed to remove Roszkowski from the prison and ordered him transferred to the Whiting Forensic Hospital, the state's maximum security psychiatric hospital in Middletown.

"I think they will take better care of you at Whiting," the judge told Roszkowski. He then continued that he believes that Whiting will be able to restore Roszkowski to competency so that he can stand trial.

On May 4, 2009, after nearly four days of deliberation, the jury of 10 men and two women found Roszkowski guilty of two counts of capital felony, three counts of murder and one count of criminal possession of a firearm for the Sept. 7, 2006, shooting deaths of 39-year-old Holly Flannery, her daughter, Kylie and 38-year-old Thomas Gaudet.

Police said Roszkowski, a former neighbor of Flannery, shot her and Gaudet each once in the head on Seaview Avenue here and then chased the girl down the busy street, shooting her in the back of the thigh, the face and finally the side of the head at close range as she begged for her life.














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Case Of Richard Roszkowski : Competency Hearing Set, Convicted Of 2006 Murders
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2012, 01:16:20 PM »
http://www.norwichbulletin.com/news/x2139489387/Competency-hearing-set-in-Connecticut-triple-killing#axzz1lAPlGeXi

Competency hearing set in Connecticut triple killing

The Associated Press

Posted Feb 01, 2012 @ 10:17 AM

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Connecticut man convicted of killing two adults and a 9-year-old girl in Bridgeport is returning to court for a hearing on whether he's competent for the penalty phase of his trial.

Richard Roszkowski is due in Bridgeport Superior Court Wednesday afternoon. He's facing the possibility of the death penalty for the 2006 shooting deaths of 39-year-old Holly Flannery, her daughter Kylie and 38-year-old Thomas Gaudet.

A jury condemned him to death in 2009, but the verdict was overturned because the judge made a mistake during jury instructions. A new penalty phase was ordered.

Roszkowski was declared incompetent for the penalty phase. The hearing is on whether he is now competent after receiving treatment.

Witnesses testified Roszkowski believed Gaudet was having an affair with Flannery, who was Roszkowski's ex-girlfriend.





























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