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Police: Man violates protective order, threatens to kill wife again

Published 3:01 pm, Monday, April 30, 2012
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Update: According to the state’s attorney, the case against Mr. Marcella was dismissed.

Police were called to a Lukes Wood Road home on April 24 at 8:41 p.m. after a 911 dispatcher heard arguing over the phone.

John Marcella, 39, who resides at the address, was charged second-degree threatening and criminal violation of a protective order after police said he threatened to kill his 48-year-old wife.

According to the report, police received a call from the wife where she was not speaking into the phone but the line was open. Police said the dispatcher could hear arguing in the background and officers went to the residence. According to police, Marcella said to his wife, "I should have killed you when I had the chance."

Marcella posted a $10,000 bond and appeared in court April 25.

This is the second time in two months Marcella was charged with threatening his wife. On Feb. 29 at 6:17 p.m., police charged him with interfering with an officer, risk of injury to a minor and second-degree threatening. At the time, the wife sent a text message to a 59-year-old male friend from New York stating her husband said he would kill her, police said. The friend then called the authorities.

Police contacted the wife immediately, who confirmed that her husband had threatened her. Police also learned that Marcella has a legal pistol permit and several other legally owned weapons in the home.

Police contacted Marcella and told him to go directly to the police department and specified that he not stop at his house. Police stationed officers at the house in case he drove there first. Marcella did try to go home before heading to the station, but officers intercepted him before he got onto the property.

Charges from both incidents are still pending in Norwalk Superior Court.

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