Trial set for man accused in beating death of mother

Timothy Granata (Police photo)

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 23-year-old man accused of killing his mother in Connecticut last year will face trial this fall.

Timothy Granata, of Orange, is charged with murder in the beating death of 58-year-old Dr. Claudia Granata at their home in July 2014. Police said she had been struck on her head, neck, torso and extremities with blunt and sharp objects.

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Granata pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in June.

The New Haven Register reports Granata will face trial by a three-judge panel instead of a 12-person jury. The date is set tentatively for Oct. 14-16.

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Granata remains jailed at Garner Correctional Institution in Newtown.

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Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com

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