NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) A former Brewster, New Yok man serving a life sentence in Massachusetts for the murder of his wife has rejected a plea deal in connection with the death of his daughter.
Robert Honsch is charged with the murder of 17-year-old Elizabeth Honsch in 1995. The New Britain Herald reports the 74-year-old Honsch on Thursday rejected a plea deal from Connecticut prosecutors that offered a 25-year prison sentence and said he wanted to go on trial instead. He could receive up to 60 years if found guilty.
Honsch was convicted of first-degree murder in 2017 and is serving a life sentence.
Honsch's wife, Marcia, was found dead in Tolland, Massachusetts about 10 days after police found Elizabeth Honsch's body wrapped in sleeping bags behind a New Britain shopping plaza. Both women had been shot.
He was arrested in 2014 in Dalton, Ohio, where authorities say he was living with a new wife and three children.