(The AEGIS Alliance) – A landlord in Connecticut on Thursday fired deadly gunshots at her renter to finish a long-running dispute.
61-year-old Ellen Wink is facing a first-degree murder charge for the fatal shooting of 54-year-old Kurt Lametta that happened in the city of Norwalk.
Wink is actually the city of Norwalk’s Republican deputy registrar of voters, as well as the owner of properties located in the city at 18 Nelson Avenue as well as 16 Nelson Avenue. Lametta had been a renter at 16 Nelson Ave.
The cops stated that Wink wanted to eliminate Lametta when she strolled right into 16 Nelson Avenue on Thursday mid-day, according to the Stamford Advocate. The 2 were dealing with a feud with each other that had been going on since September of 2020. Prosecutors asserted that her actions were “clearly deliberate.”
Wink’s self-defense team claimed that she simply acted for her own protection. She professed that Lametta assaulted her, then she shot her gun 5 times to defend herself.
Wink got apprehended at the scene and put behind bars on a $1 million bond.
Thursday had certainly not been the very first-time police officers had to respond to 16 Nelson Avenue while Lametta resided under Wink, according to the Hartford Courant. Wink had been apprehended back in September of 2021 following the cops stating she had locked Lametta out and tossed much of his possessions in the garbage. That legal case hasn’t ended.
Prosecutors pointed out that the conflict went way back to September 2020, when Lametta apparently ceased paying for his rental agreement.
Along with Wink’s registrar job, she worked as Norwalk’s area clerk from 2009 to 2011. In 2020, she ran a failed campaign to become a Connecticut state representative. Wink was arraigned on Friday and is scheduled to appear in court on February 1.
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