An attorney representing the family of the University of Connecticut senior said Monday that the suspect had a history of mental illness and urged him to surrender.
“If you ask, your whole family loves you,” prosecutor Michael Dolan said Monday, addressing 23-year-old suspect Peter Manfredonia. The Connecticut Post reported.
“Nobody wants to harm you. It is time to start the healing process. It’s time to surrender, ”Dolan said outside his Hampton law office, the statement said.
Manfredonia is considered armed and dangerous, which was last seen in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, Sunday afternoon, officials said.
Dolan said Manfredonia has “struggled with mental health issues” for the past several years.
“He sought the help of a therapist, and he has the support of his parents and loved ones to help him through his struggles,” she said.
Newtown Native Manfredonia is accused of killing 62-year-old Ted Demers and fatally injuring another elderly man in Willington, Connecticut, Friday morning.
Sunday morning in his Derby, CT.