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Connecticut man arrested in killing, dismemberment of infant daughter

Published:Saturday | December 3, 2022 | 2:23 PM
This image provided by Waterbury Police Department shows police officers taking Christopher Francisquini in custody on Friday, December 2, 2022, in Waterbury, Connecticut. Francisquini was arrested under a warrant charging him with murder in the November 18 killing of his daughter, Camilla, in Naugatuck. A reward in the case had recently been increased to $25,000 from $10,000. (Waterbury Police Department via AP)

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man wanted for the killing and dismemberment of his 11-month-old daughter has been arrested after a two-week search by local and federal authorities.

Police said Christopher Francisquini, 31, was found at a bus stop in Waterbury on Friday afternoon after a person who had been following media coverage of the case recognised him and called 911.

Bystander and officer body camera videos show police swarming the scene and taking him into custody without incident.

Francisquini was arrested under a warrant charging him with murder in the November 18 killing of his daughter, Camilla, in Naugatuck.

A reward in the case had recently been increased to $25,000 from $10,000.

It was not immediately clear if Francisquini has a lawyer who could respond to the allegations.

Public defenders representing him in other cases have not returned messages seeking comment.

Police allege Francisquini killed the girl and later got into an argument with the child's mother.

A motive has not been released.

The girl died of neck compressions and stab wounds, the chief medical examiner's office said.

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