Ex-Marine charged in wife's death found dead in cell

Published on Monday, 11 December 2017 23:01
Written by WFSB

NEWINGTON (WFSB) - A Newington man accused of murdering his wife has died.

Officials said Michael Torbicki Jr. was found dead inside his jail cell early Monday morning, having committed suicide.

On Sept. 21, detectives said, Torbicki shot his wife in the leg, and while she was trying to escape, he fatally shot her in the side of the head by the front door of their home on Gilbert Road.

That morning, police said they were called to the house just before 9 a.m. A neighbor had reported seeing a woman with blood all over her lying inside the outer glass doorway.

Torbicki, a 45-year-old ex-Marine, had turned a pump-action shotgun on himself after he shot his wife, but survived and had been taken to a hospital.

He had been expected to appear in court on Wednesday.

The couple has a 13-year-old son, who was not home at the time of the shooting.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Newington on Monday, 11 December 2017 23:01. Updated: Monday, 11 December 2017 23:03.