Police finally caught a University of Connecticut senior this week after he was on the run for 6 days. The 23-year old man, Peter Manfredonia, is suspected of killing two people during a vicious crime spree that started in Willington this past month.
His spree is believed to have begun near his home when he got into a fight with a college buddy of his. He shot and killed 23-year old Nicholas Eisele according to the victim’s girlfriend.
He then fled and is said to have killed another man in the Willington area. On May 22, 2020, Ted DeMers was approached by the suspect on a nearby highway. Manfredonia told the victim that his motorcycle had broken down and he needed a ride back to the bike and his girlfriend. DeMers, who was approached by Manfredonia outside of his house, told his wife he was going to give the young man a ride.
When the two arrived back at the motorcycle, there was an altercation of sorts. The suspect allegedly killed DeMers. At the time, an 80-year old bystander tried to intervene and Manfredonia proceeded to beat him near to death. The man, whose name has not yet been released, was taken to the local hospital with critical injuries.
Manfredonia then stole the man’s guns and truck. He took off and was finally caught in Maryland on or about May 28, 2020. He has been booked in the county jail on $7 million bond. He has been charged with a slew of crimes, including murder, attempted murder, home invasion, kidnapping and assault on an elderly person.
The investigation is ongoing, and more details are expected to be released. If you or your loved one have been charged with a serious crime in Connecticut, you should contact our office right away.