Sentencing set for Connecticut hospital shooter

Victor Valcarcel is seen in this Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 booking photo provided by the New Britain, Conn., police department. (AP Photo/New Britain Police Department)

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — A New Britain man faces sentencing for shooting two supervisors at a city hospital in 2012.

Victor Valcarcel, 66, pleaded guilty to felony assault charges in February and is expected to be sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday in New Britain Superior Court. He had been charged with attempted murder.

Valcarcel was a maintenance worker at the Hospital for Special Care when police say he shot two supervisors on Feb. 22, 2012, after being disciplined. The victims, Robert Barucci and Lynn Trask, suffered serious injuries but survived.

The shooting sparked a large police response that included SWAT teams with rifles and a police helicopter. Valcarcel was arrested at his home about one hour after the shootings.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s