Connecticut man charged with killing wife to post $1M bond

The husband arraigned in 2015 shooting death of his wife

ELLINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A 40-year-old Connecticut man has been arraigned on charges he killed his wife in 2015.

Richard Dabate faces murder, tampering with evidence and making a false statement charges in the fatal shooting of 39-year-old Connie Dabate on December 23, 2015.

Authorities say Dabate told them a masked man had entered their home, shot his wife and tied him up before he burned the intruder with a torch.

Prosecutors requested Dabate’s bail be set at $5 million during the Monday’s arraignment, but the judge set it at $1 million. He also ordered Dabate to turn in his passport.

Dabate is due in court April 28. His lawyer told the Hartford Courant that his client maintains his innocence and had offered to turn himself in after an arrest warrant was issued.

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