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Conn. man, 75, charged with murdering ex-wife has been found dead in a storage container

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A Connecticut man is accused of killing his ex-wife and the attempted murder of his stepson, was found dead in a shipping container on Tuesday night in what police believe was a suicide, according to reports.

Investigators say James Taylor, 75, who would eventually become his stepson’s Hampton home on Nov. 3, fatally shot a 70-year-old ex-wife, Catherine, and I tried to shoot the 45-year-old stepson, Donald Garamella.

James Taylor had pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder.
(Fairfield Police Department)

Garamella know how to catch Taylor as he was reloading his gun, and held him down until the police arrived, the Connecticut Post reported.

Taylor was charged with murder, attempted murder, residential burglary, first-degree burglary, third-degree assault and unlawful discharge of a firearm. He has pleaded not guilty and was freed on $2 million bond. As a condition of release, he was required to wear a GPS tracking device, and is not to be limited to his son’s home.

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The officers down to the house shortly after 5 a.m., after the GPS receiver has been turned off, Fox 61 reported. When the police are called Taylor’s phone, she could hear it ringing inside a 10-by-40-foot storage container on the property locked from the inside, Apt. Robert Kalamaras said.

With a team of several law enforcement agencies, including a bomb squad, in the vicinity of Stamford, spent five hours to work their way back into the container, according to police.

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At about 10 am, they are able to make the opening of the container, where they found Taylor’s body. The authorities believe that he died as a result of suicide, Kalamaras said.

An investigation is on-going.

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