Man arraigned in Westfield for killing his wife

Robert Honsch pleaded not guilty in the killing of his wife

Robert Honsch in court

WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) – A 70-year-old man from Ohio faced a judge Monday in Westfield. He is accused of killing his wife and daughter nearly 20 years ago.

Back in October 1995, 53-year-old Marcia Honsch’s body was found outside the entrance to Tolland State Forest in the southern Berkshires. Now, her husband, Robert Honsch, was arraigned today here at Westfield District Court on murder charges.

Honsch pleaded not guilty, and he is being held without the right to bail. When police arrested Honsch about a month ago, he was living in Ohio under an assumed name with a new wife and children.

According to Hampden District Attorney James Orenstein, after searching Honsch’s Ohio home, police were able to connect him to items that were found where Marcia Honsch’s body was discovered.

At the time of the killing, the family was living in Brewster, New York. Robert Honsch is also accused of killing his daughter, 17-year-old Elizabeth Honsch. Her body was found behind a mini-mall in New Britain, Connecticut

Honsch’s next court appearance is scheduled for September 23rd.

Marcia Honsch (Photo Courtesy: New Britain Police Department)
Marcia Honsch (Photo Courtesy: New Britain Police Department)
Elizabeth Honsch (Photo Courtesy: New Britain Police Department)
Elizabeth Honsch (Photo Courtesy: New Britain Police Department)

 

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