CT State Police charge Manfredonia with murder, assault, kidnapping, and more with bond raised to $7 million

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TOLLAND, Conn. (WTNH) — The 23-year-old UConn student arrested after a six-day manhunt in connection with two Connecticut homicides and a series of other crimes is back in Connecticut State Police custody Friday.

State Police said during a press briefing Friday morning that Peter Manfredonia will be charged with assault, kidnapping, murder, and more. Before the arraignment, his bond was set to $5 million.

During the arraignment, News 8’s Mackenzie Maynard said Manfredonia’s Attorney asked for the bond to be reduced to $1 million. The Attorney has now confirmed to News 8 the Judge raised the bond from $5 million to $7 million.

The increase was for the murder charge; the Judge raised that bond from $3 million to $5 million. The $2 million bond for the home invasion charge remains the same.

Manfredonia’s next court date for the crimes committed in Willington is set for July 10.

Additional charges are coming for Manfredonia’s alleged crimes in Derby.

Manfredonia was arrested in Hagerstown, Maryland, on May 28 after a manhunt that led state and federal authorities across Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland. He was apprehended when a Maryland police detective recognized his red shoes at a truck stop.

Peter Manfredonia, 23

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Manfredonia was wanted in the killing of 62-year-old Theodore DeMers, of Willington, the assault of John Franco, of Willington, the killing of 23-year-old Nicholas J. Eisele, of Derby and the kidnapping of a woman believed to be Eisele’s girlfriend, who was taken from their home.

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During his time as a fugitive, Manfredonia is also suspected of stealing several vehicles.

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