Sussman Landscaper Sees Bail Rules Tightened

Apr 16 2010 | 12:02pm ET

The man charged with killing his daughter on the estate of hedge fund manager Donald Sussman will be confined to his home in the unlikely event that he posts bail, a judge has ruled.

Adam Dobrzanski, who was a live-in landscaper at the Paloma Partners CEO’s Greenwich, Conn., home, has remained jailed since his arrest on Dec. 30, unable to post a $1.2 million bond. But Dobrzanski and his wife, Renata, have finalized their divorce—believed to be the cause of Dobrzanski’s murder-suicide plot—freeing some of his assets.

Dobrzanski’s public defender said it wasn’t likely that he’d make bail. But Connecticut state court Judge Gary White toughened the bail provisions anyway, imposing home confinement and electronic monitoring as conditions. The judge did say that he would review the bail terms if Dobrzanski does post the bond.

Dobrzanski in Feburary pleaded not guilty. Howard Ehring, his lawyer, said that his client was suffering from “extreme emotional disturbance” on the Dec. 30, when his 20-year-old daughter Amanda was found dead.

On the night of the alleged murder, police found Dobrzanski’s daughter with her throat slashed and Dobrzanski himself with a number of self-inflicted stab wounds. Authorities were alerted by Renata, a live-in cook for the Sussmans who was travelling with them in the Virgin Islands. She said she was concerned because Dobrzanski had been threatening to kill himself.

Unlike at his plea hearing, Dobrzanski remained calm during Wednesday’s proceedings. In February, he became agitated when marshals began to lead him back to his holding cell and began shouting, mostly in his native Polish.


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