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Judge to question Richard Dabate on slain wife’s estate worth $6.42

ELLINGTON — Richard Dabate, who is charged with killing his wife,  Connie Dabate two days before Christmas 2015, is expected to face questioning from a Connecticut probate judge on why the slain woman’s estate is worth only $6.42.

Richard had indicated in a document filed before Connie’s death, that the estate was worth about $77,000. He was removed as executor of the estate this year.

The victim’s sister recently filed documents showing the new amount. A hearing that was set for Wednesday has been postponed.

Dabate has pleaded not guilty to murder. He has told investigators a masked man shot his wife and tied him up.

But police say evidence including information from his wife’s Fitbit activity tracker contradicts his story. They say the Fitbit shows she was moving around an hour after he said she was shot.