Willimantic man gets 45 years in jail for killing his father


A Willimantic man who killed his father and wounded a police officer in 2013 now knows his fate.

39-year-old Andrew Samoulis was sentenced to 45 years on Friday.

He was found guilty of murder and other charges in February after a jury didn’t buy his insanity defense.

Related: Federal fugitive escapee arrested in Willimantic

Samoulis killed his father at their Willimantic home and lived in the house with his body for months.

He shot and officer when he showed up to do a wellness check.

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