Peter Manfredonia

Bond for UConn Student Charged With Murder Raised to $7 Million

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Peter Manfredonia, a UConn student who is accused of killing two people in Willington and Derby and leading police on a multi-state manhunt, is back in Connecticut and his bond has been set at $7 million.

Manfredonia has been charged with murder, as well as other charges.

Overnight, troopers, detectives and members of the Department of Corrections went to Hagerstown, Maryland, where Manfredonia was taken into custody, and brought him back to Connecticut, to Troop C in Tolland.

He has been booked on charges, including murder, home invasion and kidnapping

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He has also been charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, assault, larceny, stealing a firearm and assault on the elderly.

More charges are pending for the crimes he is accused of in Derby.

Peter Manfredonia booking photo
Connecticut State Police

Manfredonia was arraigned today.

Peter Manfredonia is accused of killing two people in Willington and Derby and leading police on a multi-state manhunt, is back in Connecticut and face several charges, including murder.

The 23-year-old is a suspect in a double murder that left Ted DeMers of Willington dead and another man seriously injured. He is also accused of a home invasion in Willington, where police say he stole guns and then drove to Derby where he killed 23-year-old Nick Eisele.

Residents in Willington said they are concerned by the lack of information provided to them during the search for murder suspect Peter Manfredonia over the weekend.

Manfredonia was arrested in Hagerstown, Maryland, on May 28 after five-day multi-state manhunt that led state and federal authorities across Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Connecticut State Police/Pennsylvania State Police

The arrest came hours after Pennsylvania State Police said Manfredonia had been seen at a Sheetz in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. According to officials, witness descriptions and images from surveillance videos matched Manfredonia.

Manfredonia was found in the area of a Pilot truck stop on Halfway Boulevard in Hagerstown, Maryland , according to the Hagerstown Police Department.

He was arrested without incident shortly after he was spotted coming out of a wooded area behind the center.

Police expressed their sympathies to the people who were affected during a news conference on Friday morning.

In court Friday, the state called Manfredonia a flight risk.

His attorney, Michael Donlin, argued that Manfredonia has no prior arrests, he has a long work history in the state and his family does not have the means to post a significant bond.

The judge said the charges are "extremely serious," the state's case is strong and decided that a significant bond was warranted.

The bond, which was initially is set at $5 million, was raised to $7 million.

The next court date is set for July 10 and a probable cause hearing is set for July 30.

Manfredonia has been placed on suicide and mental health watch.

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