Oxford murder suspect enters plea

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

MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — An Oxford man accused of killing his estranged wife and shooting her mother pleaded not guilty Tuesday in a Milford courtroom.

He was previously charged with murder and attempted murder.  Now, State Prosecutors have filed additional charges against Scott Gellatly.  He plead not guilty to all charges.

When the judge asked if he understood everything so far, Gellatly said, “yes, your honor.”

46-year-old Scott Gellatly faced a judge once again.  This time, waiving his right to a probable cause hearing.

He’s accused of murdering his wife, 32 year-old Lori Gellatly in her Oxford home and seriously wounding her mother.

When asked if he’s under the influence of any drugs, alcohol, or any medication today whatsoever that might influence his decision to waive this hearing of probable cause, Gellatly said, “no, your Honor.”

Gellatly also plead not guilty to additional charges.

State’s Attorney Kevin Lawlor filed court papers charging Gellatly with seven counts that included charges of murder, criminal attempt to commit murder, first-degree assault, home invasion, first-degree robbery, murder, and attempted murder,
“Also in court the defendant did not object to the state’s motion requesting that DNA be taken from him to compare with evidence that has been brought to the CT State Police lab,” said Lawlor.

On May 8th, the day after Lori Gellatly was murdered, there was a hearing on a protective scheduled when a temporary restraining order was set to expire.

Lori Gellatly’s application also cautioned that her husband owned at least one firearm and that he suffers from bipolar disorder. She wrote, “he did not take his meds with him. He acts out very violently and I am afraid for my kids and myself.”

Gellatley will be back in court on July 30th.

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