Hartford man convicted in 2017 killings of Griswold couple, adult son

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Accused killer in Griswold triple murder is back in court

NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) — A jury found a Hartford man guilty of more than a dozen charges in the 2017 triple homicide of a Griswold couple and their adult son.

Sergio Correa beat Janet and Kenneth Lindquist to death, and fatally stabbed their 21-year-old son Matthew, Dec. 20, 2017, prosecutors said.

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New London Superior Court told News 8 the jury found Correa guilty of 13 out of 14 charges, including murder. Correa was found not guilty on a charge relating to the death of Matthew.

Prosecutors said Correa and Matthew made a deal to trade his parents’ guns in exchange for heroin and cash.

In December 2017, Correa and his adopted sister, Ruth Correa, allegedly stabbed Matthew to death. Ruth then told investigators Correa beat Janet and Kenneth Lindquist with a baseball bat in their Griswold home before setting it on fire.

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“I suppose knowing that this horrible menace to society won’t be able to be on the streets to do this again to another family, that’s a little bit of relief,” Eric Lindquist, a son of Ken and Janet Lindquist, said after the verdict was announced. “It’s been four years of grief, of just missing them, and not just missing them, but the anger that comes with them being taken from me and my family.”

Ruth Correa was also charged in the crimes and agreed to a 40-year plea deal in May in exchange for her testimony.

Sergio Correra faces up to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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