Plainville man accused of assaulting, threatening to kill 83-year-old woman during domestic incident

Published on Monday, 29 June 2020 12:07


PLAINVILLE -- A Plainville man arrested last week has been charged with assaulting and threatening to kill a woman in her 80s.

Fausto Scricca, 83, of 7 Sachem Road, allegedly left the woman with “marks all over her body” during the domestic violence incident, which occurred on June 14, according to the arrest warrant in the case.

The 83-year-old victim, who declined medical treatment, reported the allegations to police a day after the incident. She told officers Scricca was berating her, so she went upstairs in the home, locked herself in the bathroom and turned the fan on and covered her ears so she wouldn’t have to hear him yelling.

About half an hour later, the woman didn’t hear anything and she returned downstairs and sat in a chair. According to the warrant, Scricca approached her, grabbed her and began squeezing. She then raised her knees to create some space between them, but he used his body weight to lean on her, cutting off her ability to get away, the warrant alleges.

Scricca then put his head against the victim’s face and continued yelling, saying he was going to kill her, police wrote in the arrest warrant. The woman, fearing he may actually end her life, asked him to stop and tried to get up, but Scricca allegedly stopped her from moving, according to the warrant. He got off of her after a few minutes.

The woman went upstairs and locked herself in her bedroom for a few hours before returning downstairs. At that point, Scricca allegedly yelled at her for a few minutes before she went to sleep. When she awoke, she found marks all over her body, she told police.

According to police, the woman had bruising on the center of her back, swelling and redness on her face and other marks on her body.

Scricca was arrested Thursday and charged with second-degree threatening, third-degree assault of an elderly victim, second-degree unlawful restraint and disorderly conduct. He is free on $5,000 bond and is next scheduled to appear in New Britain Superior Court on Aug. 14.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, Plainville on Monday, 29 June 2020 12:07. Updated: Monday, 29 June 2020 12:09.