Stamford man pleads guilty to killing elderly school teacher

A Stamford man today was sentenced to 32 years behind bars after pleading guilty to killing an elderly school teacher by slitting her throat. Harry

Harry Gonzalez was sentenced to 32 years behind

Harry Gonzalez was sentenced to 32 years behind bars.

STAMFORD - A Stamford man today was sentenced to 32 years behind bars after pleading guilty to killing an elderly school teacher by slitting her throat.

Harry Gonzalez admitted to killing 75-year-old former Greenwich School teacher Joanne Trautwein at her home in North Stamford in 2005.

Investigators say she was found bound by a phone cord and bleeding from the neck and that a knife was discovered nearby.

Police say Gonzalez had previously worked as a mechanic on Trautwein's car and had ransacked the inside of the home she shared with a friend.

Gonzalez is currently serving a 25-year prison sentence in New Haven for beating a man to death with a baseball bat and will serve this new sentence at the same time.

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