Man found not guilty by insanity in mother’s slaying

A Connecticut man who prosecutors say killed his 86-year-old mother and lived in their home with her dead body for several months has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.

A three-judge Superior Court panel in New Britain ruled Thursday that 61-year-old John Waszynski of Wethersfield is not guilty by reason of mental disease or illness. He was ordered committed to a state psychiatric hospital for further evaluation.

The panel is scheduled to reconvene Oct. 6 to decide whether Waszynski should be committed to a mental hospital.

Waszynski was charged with murder in May 2014 after Krystyna Waszynski’s decomposed body was found by police conducting a wellness check in the home they shared in Wethersfield. Court documents say Waszynski confessed to fatally choking her in December 2013.

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