ANSONIA, Conn. — A man has been charged with murder and is being held on $1 million bond after allegedly killing his wife in a domestic assault Tuesday, police said.
Ansonia PD responded to a home on Root Avenue around 1:40 p.m. for a disturbance complaint. The first officer arrived on scene to find a partially open door, as well as the sounds of yelling and crying. Officers described the scene as "chaotic."
Upon entering the home, a female victim was located with severe injuries to her upper body, police said. Officials identified the woman as 34-year-old Grace Zielinska.
The suspect, Kamil Zielinski, 28, was next to the victim when the officer arrived, according to officials.
Grace was transported to a Yale New Haven Hospital, where she died from her injuries.
Kamil was arrested on scene after police said he "made statements indicating he was responsible for the assault on Grace."
At a press conference Wednesday morning, officials confirmed Grace and Kamil were husband and wife.
Police said Grace was a mother of three children, ages 5,3 and 4-months. The 5-year-old was at school, but the 3-year-old and infant were both in the home at the time of the incident. Both were unharmed.
When asked if the children were witnesses to the assault, officials noted the 3-year-old was aware of the situation.
Kamil was charged with murder and risk of injury to a minor. He is scheduled to appear in court again on November 24.
Chief Williams, of Ansonia PD said the community has been impacted by several domestic violence incidents over the last several years. He urged the public to say something if they see something.
“You’re not alone. We are here to help you,” Williams said.
Resources are available to anyone who may be in a relationship where domestic violence is occurring to contact their local authorities. Help is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
In the Valley Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services:
- Or click here.
Statewide domestic violence assistance:
- Call/text (888)774-2900
- Or click here.
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