Aug 042014

timothy Granata

Timothy Granata

It’s been 11 days since Timothy Granata, 22, was arrested for the brutal murder of his mother, Claudia Dinan Granata, 58, in their home at 130 Wild Rose Drive.

The young man is being held at the Garner Correctional Institution in Newtown on $2 million bail.

On Tuesday, Aug. 5, he is scheduled to enter a plea in Milford Superior Court. His attorney is Charles E. Tiernan III of New Haven.

Granata was charged with felony murder.

According to police, on 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.

Police received several 911 calls, including one that they believe is from Timothy Granata who was immediately located on Wild Rose Drive a short distance from the home and officers took him into custody. He was unarmed and submitted to the arrest. He had blood on his clothing and was carrying a cell phone and a bible. He reportedly admitted to police that he “killed her,” and “stabbed her.”

The victim was located in a room inside the home and pronounced dead by paramedics on scene.

The following day, the office of the medical examiner performed an autopsy on Claudia Granata. The cause of death has been determined as ‘blunt impact and sharp force injury of the head, neck torso and extremities’ and has been ruled a homicide.”

Mrs. Granata was laid to rest on Wednesday, July 30. She is survived by her husband, three other children, her mother, sister, and Timothy.

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