Granata found not guilty in mother’s murder

Timothy Granata (Police photo)

MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A three-judge panel has found Timothy Granata not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect for the July 2014 murder of his mother.

Dr. Claudia Dinan Granata was found dead in the family’s Wild Rose Drive home. Police say Timothy stabbed his mother, something Granata allegedly acknowledged.

A piece of paper located in Timothy Granata’s bedroom by Connecticut State Police read:

“In my mind I gave her a hug, but in reality, I cut out her throat.”

Timothy Granata has been held at the Garner Correctional Institution in Newtown and was declared competent to stand trial back in December.

Granata will be sent to Whiting Institute and will be examined there. He is due back in court on Jan. 20 to determine what will happen next.

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