Lottery HQ flags lowered

Published on Tuesday, 6 March 2018 20:52
Written by The Associated Press

ROCKY HILL (AP) - The slaying of four executives at the Connecticut Lottery headquarters was quietly remembered on the 20th anniversary of the shootings Tuesday.

U.S. and state flags outside the Rocky Hill center were lowered to half-staff. No official remembrance was planned, but officials told workers they could mark the anniversary in any way they wanted.

“It’s a very sensitive topic,” said Kendra Eckhart, interim director of marketing for the lottery. “Our employees don’t like to talk about it.”

On March 6, 1998, a disgruntled and mentally ill employee, Matthew Beck, gunned down lottery chief Otho Brown and three other officials at the former lottery headquarters in Newington. He killed himself as police arrived.

The other victims included chief financial officer and former New Britain Mayor Linda Blogoslawski Mlynarczyk, operations vice president Rick Rubelmann and data processor Michael Logan.

Posted in New Britain Herald, State on Tuesday, 6 March 2018 20:52. Updated: Tuesday, 6 March 2018 20:55.