Elderly man’s manslaughter case returns to court

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DANIELSON, Conn. (AP) — An 87-year-old man who was charged with killing his wife in northeastern Connecticut but found incompetent to stand trial is set to return to court as a judge decides what to do with him.

Former Killingly resident Thomas Kelly is scheduled to appear Monday in Danielson Superior Court.

Kelly’s public defender, George Flores, says Judge Hope Seeley may decide Monday whether to set Kelly free or commit him into the custody of the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, which would determine whether to seek to have Kelly committed to a mental health treatment center.

Kelly was charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of 81-year-old Jacqueline Kelly in their Killingly home in 2009. The Bulletin of Norwich reports he has been living with family in Massachusetts.

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