NEW LONDON, Conn. — A Connecticut man charged with fatally stabbing his pregnant wife because he thought she used to be a voodoo priestess who deliberate to kill him was introduced a plea deal via prosecutors.
Patrick Antoine, FORTY ONE, of Norwich, used to be introduced the deal Tuesday right through an look in New London Superior Courtroom, the Norwich Bulletin said.
Antoine “would love to think about it,” his public defender, Kevin Barrs, informed the judge. He has until March 28.
Phrases weren’t made public.
Antoine faces up to EIGHTY FIVE years in jail if convicted at trial of homicide and arson, and any other 25 years for attack resulting in the termination of a pregnancy, the pass judgement on mentioned.
Antoine, a criminal U.S. resident in the beginning from Haiti, went to police in June 2016 and stated he stabbed his wife, 37-year-vintage Margarette Mady, who was 8 months pregnant with a kid he believed used to be not his.
The unborn child additionally died.
He’s additionally charged with setting fire to their apartment.
He told investigators Mady was a voodoo priestess who had solid harmful spells on him within the earlier and had informed him “that he would be dead by means of July as a sacrifice previous to the kid being born,” police said.
Antoine used to be at the beginning found incompetent to stand trial and spent a couple of months in a state psychiatric facility prior to he was ruled capable in January 2017. He’s now in prison on $2 million bond.
Barrs said if Antoine rejects the plea be offering he might pursue an madness safety at a tribulation.