State Police make third arrest in Rocky Hill homicide of 75-year-old man


ROCKY HILL, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut State Police have announced that a third person was arrested in the murder of a Rocky Hill man on Friday.

Connecticut State Police announced that 31-year-old Melissa Feliciano was arrested in Windsor. She was wanted for felony murder, murder, robbery, and larceny in the homicide that happened in Rocky Hill on Monday night.

She is accused of tying up Robert Iacobucci, 75, in his Rocky Hill home on Easter morning and beating him with a broomstick. Court documents say she did it because “she was sick and tired of how Iacobucci treated her” and that “Iacobucci has no family, so she was going to inherit everything he owned.”

Court documents say Feliciano was staying at the Rocky Hill home as a caregiver for Iacobucci, but police have yet to verify that claim.

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Police describe Feliciano as being 5’2″ tall, and weighing about 85 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes. They say she is known to frequent the Hartford/Manchester area.

She has a substantial criminal record in Connecticut.

Police had been trying to contact Feliciano all week with no success. They had no vehicle connected to Feliciano.

Right now, there is no indication that there are additional suspects in the case beyond Feliciano and two New Britain residents arrested Tuesday. The two other people were identified as 42-year-old Franklyn Cruz and 35-year-old Madeline Dickey.

Court documents say the three were at Iacobucci’s home the day of the murder.

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