A 26-year old Connecticut man received a 55-year sentence on Wednesday after pleading guilty to the killing of two people in a manhunt that spanned across several states.
Peter Manfredonia has pleaded guilty on charges of murder, abduction, and other charges related to the death of Nicholas Eisele (23), as well as kidnappings his girlfriend Shannon Spies.
Manfredonia apologized as well to the families of Spies and Eisele, saying that he regretted what he had done.
“There is no way to make up for what I did.” “My actions were nothing less than reprehensible,” said he. “What I did is inexcusably horrific and I will be regretting it every day of my life.”
Manfredonia pleaded guilty also to Murder and other charges during a second sword attack. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Thursday.
Officials report that Manfredonia severely injured an 80-year old man who lost part his ear and several fingernails in the attack on May 22, 2020. also killed Ted DeMers who was 62.
Police say that after the sword attack Manfredonia entered the home of a Wilmington resident and held him as a hostage for approximately 24 hours, before taking his firearms and truck.
Manfredonia allegedly told the hostage that “he had just flipped” according to the man being held.
Manfredonia shot Eisele dead two days later, on the 24th of May. Manfredonia forced Eisele’s girlfriend in a car that he was driving, and then left the state.
After a six-day police search in multiple states, Manfredonia was taken into custody by the police.
This report was contributed by The Associated Press.