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'You're not going to say nothing?' Grandfather of murdered infant makes gut-wrenching outburst in court

Christopher Francisquini appeared in Waterbury Superior Court for a brief hearing where the public defender’s office was officially appointed to the murder case.

Marissa Alter

Dec 21, 2022, 10:14 PM

Updated 546 days ago

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Camilla Francisquini’s grandfather made his pain known Wednesday as he yelled at the man accused of brutally killing the 11-month-old girl—his son.
Christopher Francisquini appeared in Waterbury Superior Court for a brief hearing where the public defender’s office was officially appointed to the murder case. The proceeding lasted maybe one minute and ended with an emotional outburst from the gallery.
"Chris, you're not going to say nothing?! Chris?! You're not going to say nothing?!” Francisquini’s dad bellowed, his heartbreak and anger audible. “You're not going to say nothing?!"
Francisquini has not spoken during any court appearance since his arrest , refusing to answer questions from judges or talk with the bail commissioner.
He was taken into custody at a bus stop in Waterbury on Dec. 1 following a two-week manhunt involving local, state and federal law enforcement. It came one day before his daughter would have turned 1 year old.
On Nov. 18, Francisquini allegedly stabbed, choked and dismembered Camilla inside their home in Naugatuck. At the time, he was on special parole for an assault conviction and on house arrest for several incidents in Nov. 2021. How closely he was being watched is now under investigation. Francisquini cut off his court-ordered GPS ankle monitor and smashed his phone before going on the run.
According to his arrest warrant, Camilla's mom told police Francisquini was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and prescribed medication, but she believed he wasn't taking it. She also said he sometimes heard voices including ones telling him to kill his father
That father sat with a few other family members and the victim advocate behind the prosecutor during court. They declined to speak with media after the hearing.
Francisquini is set to return to court in this case on Jan. 30. He's being held at Garner Correctional Institution on $6.9 million bond for all his pending cases including those out of Milford Superior Court and Bridgeport Superior Court. He's also on suicide watch there.


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