Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Danbury, CT: Connecticut man charged in wife's death arraigned

Robert Bell was arraigned Monday in Danbury Superior Court and bail was set at $750,000. He is charged with first-degree manslaughter with a firearm and other offenses.

Authorities say Bell allegedly shot his wife, Svetlana, four times after an altercation Saturday night.
Police say they found Svetlana Bell unresponsive on the kitchen floor, with apparent gunshot wounds to her chest area. She was transported to Danbury Hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

A message was left with a public defender representing Bell.

The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence says the killing highlights the serious problem of domestic violence in the state.

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