Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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May 18 2011 | 10:48am ET
Paloma Partners' founder S. Donald Sussman's former landscaper has pleaded guilty to killing his 20-year-old daughter a year-and-a-half ago.
Adam Dobrzanski pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and home invasion. He will be sentenced to 40 years in prison on Aug. 17 under an agreement between prosecutors and his defense team.
Dobrzanski admitted he killed his daughter, Amanda, a University of Rhode Island student, on Dec. 30, 2009. The live-in landscaper, who has a history of mental health issues, was apparently distraught about his wife's filing for divorce. His wife served as the Sussmans' live-in cook.
After slitting his daughter's throat, Dobrzanski attempted to kill himself, stabbing himself repeatedly and pouring gasoline on his body. When police arrived, he attempted to jump out of a window of the servant's quarters at Sussman's Greenwich estate.
"It was the most emotional thing I have ever seen in a courtroom," Dobrzanski's lawyer, Howard Ehring, told Greenwich Time of his client's elocution. "It was just extremely emotional for Mr. Dobrzanski to get through the canvass."
During earlier court appearances, Dobrzanski had several outbursts.
Joseph Valdes, the assistant state's attorney prosecuting the case, called the resolution "in everyone's best interest." While the 57-year-old Dobrzanski would have faced up to 60 years in prison if convicted of murder, "at his age, the difference between 40 years and 60 years tends to be academic," Valdes told Greenwich Time.
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