ROCKVILLE, Conn. – A Connecticut probate judge has given a man who is accused of the murder of his wife 60 days to detail what he did with her finances in the 17 months after her death.
The Hartford Courant reports that Probate Judge James Purnell the command of Richard Dabate (DAH’-bayt) on Friday.
Dabate has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in connection with the killing of the 39-year-old Connie Dabate two days before Christmas 2015.
The court formally removed Dabate as executor of his wife’s estate, replacing him with her sister.
Dabate told investigators a masked man shot his wife and tied him. But the police said that the evidence contradicted Dabate the story, including the information of his wife’s Fitbit, that showed she was in motion around an hour after her husband said she was shot.