Man kills ex-wife, their teenage son

December 13, 1987Waterbury, ConnecticutRobert Breton kills his ex-wife JoAnn and their son Robert Jr. (15) Robert Sr. and JoAnn had recently divorced due to Robert’s abusive behavior. In 1986, one of JoAnn’s coworkers witnessed an exchange between the two wherein Robert threw a birthday card and money at JoAnn to give to their son, and…

Man uses pre-teen son to facilitate suicide

May 19, 1911 Greenwich, Connecticut Fred Husted, a wealthy farmer, informed his wife he felt too unwell to accompany her to run an errand. With Mrs. Husted out of the home, Fred convinced his 12-year-old son Lester to pull the trigger of a shotgun under the pretense he wanted to hear the firing mechanism to…

Unsolved: infant killed during a possible ritual

March 14, 1986 Lake Mohegan, Fairfield, Connecticut The body of a newborn is found, possibly following a ritualistic killing The baby, a boy later named Baby Victor, was found strangled and mutilated, surrounded by fruits and coins. Victor’s jaw had also been broken, which hung open as his body was found in what was described…