New Britain man arrested in mother’s death

New Britain man charged with Manslaughter in neglect of mother

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTNH) – A New Britain man has been charged in the death of his elderly mother who police say he neglected.  Frank Simonetti, 62, of 56 Lawlor Street has been charged with one count of First Degree Manslaughter.  In September of 2014, Simonetti’s 92 year old mother was found in his home suffering from what police call severe neglect.  She died two weeks later.  The Chief Medical Examiner has ruled the cause of death a homicide by neglect.  Police say Simonetti had been taking care of his mother after she came home from the hospital where she was treated for a broken hip.  Police say they also investigated the death of Simonetti’s sister under similar circumstances in January of 2014.  Simonetti is being held on $500,000 bond.


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