60 year sentence in cannibalism case - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

60 year sentence in cannibalism case

Posted: Updated:

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A Florida man found not guilty by reason of insanity in the death of a homeless man he admitted killing and partially eating has been committed for up to 60 years in a Connecticut psychiatric hospital.

The Connecticut Post reports  that a three-judge panel in Bridgeport could have ordered Tyree Lincoln Smith released. But Superior Court Judge John Kavanewsky said Monday that if Smith were discharged, he'd be a danger to himself and others.

State's Attorney John Smriga said he was concerned Smith would kill and eat others if he were freed.

Smith apologized, saying he's "really sorry" for the December 2011 killing of Angel Gonzalez. Gonzalez' body was found on the third floor of an abandoned home in Bridgeport.

Smith grew up in Bridgeport and Ansonia and lived in California and Florida.

 

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Connecticut NewsConnecticut NewsMore>>

  • Dad delivers baby into toilet

    Dad delivers baby into toilet

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:30 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:30:58 GMT
    A Connecticut father proudly helped deliver his own baby... into a toilet.
    A Connecticut father proudly helped deliver his own baby... into a toilet.
  • Healthy food pilot program launched in Connecticut

    Healthy food pilot program launched in Connecticut

    An online marketplace for farmers markets and a nonprofit Connecticut health insurance company are launching a new program to bring local, fresh food to Fairfield County residents.
    An online marketplace for farmers markets and a nonprofit Connecticut health insurance company are launching a new program to bring local, fresh food to Fairfield County residents.
  • Report: Connecticut averages 14 domestic homicides a year

    Report: Connecticut averages 14 domestic homicides a year

    A new report shows Connecticut each year averages about 14 homicides committed by intimate partners. The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic violence examined deaths that occurred between 2000 and 2012. Between those years, there were 162 female victims and 26 male victims. Most of the perpetrators, 166, were male, 166. Twenty-two were female.
    A new report shows Connecticut each year averages about 14 homicides committed by intimate partners. The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic violence examined deaths that occurred between 2000 and 2012. Between those years, there were 162 female victims and 26 male victims. Most of the perpetrators, 166, were male, 166. Twenty-two were female.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices