What to Know
- A man and a woman were found dead in a home on Morgan Street in Montville on Monday, Jan. 28.
- Police said they interviewed a person of interest and he later confessed to his involvement in the murders of the 2 victims.
- Marcus Fisher, 18, was arrested and charged with 2 counts of murder and 1 count of 2nd-degree arson.
A Montville man is accused of killing his grandparents and trying to burn down their house and court documents say he admitted to police that he'd stabbed both of them.
State police have arrested 18-year-old Marcus Fisher and charged him with two counts of murder, one count of murder with special circumstances and one count of criminal attempt to commit arson in the second degree.
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According to court documents, Fisher initially denied hurting his grandparents but later admitted that he’d gotten into an argument with his grandfather after dinner on Sunday night and stabbed him in the chest with a kitchen knife.
When his grandmother came in, he stabbed her too, he told police.
He told investigators that his grandparents had been stabbed a few hours earlier and he’d been there for “the event,” court documents say.
When law enforcement authorities arrived at the Morgan Street home, they found Fisher outside with cuts and a "blood-like substance" on his hands.
He told them that he’d lit a bonfire and had been outside for a few hours, the investigation report says.
As police investigated, they asked Fisher if he’d hurt his grandparents and he initially told them that he didn’t, but then admitted that he did, according to court paperwork.
Police detained Fisher and brought him to state police barracks, where he waived his rights.
He then told investigators that he’d stabbed his grandfather after an argument and then stabbed his grandmother, according to court documents.
After the stabbing, Fisher cleaned the knife, went outside, lit a fire and tried to burn the house down, according to police.
He’d also left the gas on at the house, according to police.
State police alerted law enforcement who were still at the house and they turned off the gas stove.
Outside the house, police also found several burnt and smoldering branches and logs on a propane tank, according to the investigation report.
Authorities have identified the victims as 77-year-old Gertrude Piscezeck and 76-year-old John Piscezeck.
Bond for Fisher was set at $1 million. He is due in court on February 4.
NBC Connecticut reached out to his attorney but the attorney was not immediately available.