Man accused of killing daughter rejects plea deal

February 1, 2019 GMT

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man serving a life sentence in Massachusetts for the murder of his wife has rejected a plea deal in connection with the death of his daughter.

Robert Honsch is charged with the murder of 17-year-old Elizabeth Honsch in 1995. The New Britain Herald reports the 74-year-old Honsch on Thursday rejected a plea deal from Connecticut prosecutors that offered a 25-year prison sentence and said he wanted to go on trial instead. He could receive up to 60 years if found guilty.

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Honsch was convicted of first-degree murder in 2017 and is serving a life sentence.

Honsch’s wife, Marcia, was found dead in Tolland, Massachusetts about 10 days after police found Elizabeth Honsch’s body wrapped in sleeping bags behind a New Britain shopping plaza. Both women had been shot.