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Husband Accused of Killing Mother of 4

Hundreds attend vigil mourning former EMT's death.



    Shelton Murder Victim Remembered at Vigil

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015)

    A 53-year-old Shelton man has been arrested, accused of killing his 52-year-old wife.

    Thomas Infante, 53, of Shelton, was arrested on Monday, accused of killing his 52-year-old wife, Lisa Infante, who is also the mother of their four children. 

    The Infantes were in the process of going through a divorce and he's accused of shooting her during an argument on Sunday night. 

    Community members gathered at a vigil Monday night to remember Lisa.

    Lisa Infante was a volunteer at Echo Hose Ambulance Corps, where bunting now hangs , a flag has been lowered to half staff and flowers have been placed out front.

    Several EMTs attended the vigil on Monday night, including Chief Mike Chaffee of the Echo Hose Ambulance Corps.

    “Lisa was a big part of our family. There’s a large hole in our heart right now," Chaffee said. "....You see people in their worst and best of times and you try to help them make sense of it. Right now we're kind of feeling that."

    Authorities started investigating when they received a call around 9:30 p.m. about a suspicious death and responded to 7 Hickory Lane, where they found Lisa Infante, a mother of four.

    Two of the couple's four children were home at the time of the shooting, police said.

    "I know that her children meant the world to her," Chaffee said.

    When police arrived, Thomas Infante had fled the scene and an alert was issued for him on Monday afternoon, saying he was a person of interest in the case. He was believed to be in a red 1995 Chevrolet Blazer with Connecticut plate 92CF64, and should be considered armed and dangerous.

    At 2:30 p.m., police said Thomas Infante turned himself in to Shelton Police and was arrested, charged with murder and held on $500,000 bond. 

    “There’s plenty of speculation, but you don’t know exactly what sparked this or caused it," Chaffee said.

    Those who knew her said she was an emergency medical technician for more than a decade. 

    Thomas Infante is due in Derby Superior Court on Tuesday.