Connecticut man returning to court for murder case

(AP Photo/The Connecticut Post, Brian A. Pounds, Pool)

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials are moving the case of a man charged with killing his estranged wife and wounding her mother in a double shooting to Milford Superior Court.

The case of 46-year-old Scott Gellatly is being transferred from Derby Superior Court to the Milford courthouse, where the area’s most serious crimes are prosecuted. His next court appearance is set for Tuesday.

Gellatly is being held on $2 million bond on murder and attempted murder charges in the killing of 32-year-old Lori Gellatly and the wounding of 63-year-old Merry Jackson last Wednesday in Oxford. It’s not clear if he will enter pleas Tuesday. His public defender did not immediately respond to a message and email seeking comment.

Lori Gellatly had obtained a restraining order against her husband last month, calling him mentally ill and violent.

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