Murder Suspect Returned To Connecticut

Aaron Kupec
June 12, 2020 - 8:39 am
Peter Manfredonia Mugshot

Connecticut State Police photo


TOLLAND, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - The University of Connecticut Senior suspected in killings in Willington and Tolland last month is back in Connecticut

Peter Manfredonia, 23, of Newtown was extradited overnight Thursday into Friday from Maryland, where he had been held since his capture over two weeks ago near a truck stop in Hagerstown, said state police.

Manfredonia was held on $5 million bond pending arraignment in Rockville Superior Court Friday on murder and other charges in connection with the killing of 62-year-old Ted DeMers on May 22 in Willington.

Police say additional charges are pending related to the killing of Nick Eisele, 23, two days later in Derby.

Following the killing, police say Manfredonia kidnapped Eisele's girlfriend and fled the state in a stolen car.

Police say Manfredonia's arrest warrant will remain sealed for two weeks, and that the investigation is ongoing.