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Clown-O-Meter: Man Who Bludgeoned His Wife to Death Could Be Awarded $2 Million of Her Assets
-Sick, Sad World: David Messenger bludgeoned his pregnant wife to death in front of their 5-year-old son in 1998, but because he was found not guilty (by reason of insanity), Messenger may get control of their $2 million in assets, including $424,627 paid out on his wife's life insurance policy, if he is released from a Middletown psychiatric hospital. The Hartford Courant also found that the son is not the beneficiary of his mother's estate due to legalities stemming from his adoption by another family.
By Nick Keppler
December 6, 2011