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Willimantic man accused of killing father to visit mental health expert

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HC Andrew Samuolis

DANIELSON — After examining defense psychiatric reports, prosecutors say they want a state mental health expert to examine a Willimantic man charged with killing his father and stashing the corpse away.

The Bulletin reports a lawyer for 36-year-old Andrew Samuolis did not object to the motion Friday in Superior Court.

Police say Samuolis fired on several officers who were conducting a wellness check at his home in June 2013 and fled the scene, leading to a massive manhunt. Police say he confessed to killing his father with a modified flare gun and living with his decomposing body for five months.

Samuolis has pleaded not guilty to murder, assault and other charges. He is being held on a nearly $1 million bond and is expected back in court on Nov. 20.