At a press conference this evening, Police Chief Robert Gagne revealed the name of the murder suspect from today’s homicide on Wild Rose Drive.
Timothy Granata, 22, of 130 Wild Rose Drive was arrested this afternoon around 2:20 p.m. a short distance away from the home where he allegedly murdered his mother, Claudia Granata, 58, of the same address.
Chief Gagne had very few details that he was willing to release about this incident (weapon used, the method of murder, past psychological woes, etc.) as it was an ongoing investigation and police were still on scene as he spoke.
In a press release the following information was revealed:
Today, Thursday, July 24 at about 2:18 p.m. the Orange Police responded to a reported homicide at 130 Wild Rose Drive. Patrol officers and detectives arrived within minutes.
The accused perpetrator was located immediately on Wild Rose Drive a short distance from the home. Officers took him into custody. He was unarmed and submitted to the arrest. He was identified as Timothy Granata, 22, of 130 Wild Rose Drive.
the victim, Claudia Granata, 58, of the same address was located in a room inside the home and pronounced dead by paramedics on scene.
The investigation is ongoing and the State Police Central District Major Crime Squad is assisting Orange Police and will be processing the crime scene.
An Autopsy will be performed and further details will be released after the Medical Examiner is done with the body.
Granata was charged with murder and will be arraigned at Derby Superior Court Friday morning.
The last homicide in Orange took place in 1992 when George Young murdered his mother.