Monday, July 11, 2011

Waterbury Man Who Police Say Stabbed Wallingford Woman Still Not Charged

While a Wallingford woman struggles to recover from multiple stab wounds she received in a Berlin, Conn. motel room last week, the man who police claim inflicted the wounds still hasn't been charged.

But Isaiah Boucher, whose last known address was in Waterbury, remains behind bars on charges of violating his probation in a previous case. State parole officials were looking for Boucher before he allegedly stabbed 21-year-old Anjelina Melillo in the Best Western Motel on the Berlin Turnpike and barricaded himself in the room after releasing her.

A Special Weapons and Tactics team from the New Britain Police Department by throwing a tear gas grenade in the room and breaking down the door.

Berlin's Deputy Police Chief John Klett said Monday that Melillo has been removed from the intensive care unit at Hartford Hospital, but still isn't well enough to speak to investigators from his department.

"We've still got some other things we need to look into and that, combined with fact that she isn't well enough to tell us what happened, means we haven't been able to charge him," Klett said. "But he's in custody on the parole violation, so we've got some time."

Boucher has at least seven criminal convictions on his record since Dec. 2001, with most recent in Oct. 2010. At that time, he was found guilty of conspiracy to commit third degree larceny and was sentenced to a year in jail, according to court records.

Boucher was on special probation stemming from a June 2000 incident in which he was involved in a brawl with three other people on Park Street in Wallingford, where he was living at the time.

Boucher was found guilty and sentenced to six years in jail for that incident as well as six years special probation, which he is still serving.

Police have said Boucher could face attempted murder charges in his alleged attack on Melillo.


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