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  • Writer's pictureCaity Koz

Man Found Guilty of Attempted Murder, Assault After Stabbing Police Officers

Updated: May 6, 2023

Akwasi Owusu of Manchester was found guilty of one count of Attempted Murder and two counts of 1st Degree Assault, for stabbing three Manchester police officers who were attempting to arrest him on February 4, 2020.

Two of the officers suffered life-threatening injuries while the third sustained a laceration to the forehead. Officers Brendan Brendan Langton, Olivia LaCroix, and Kevin Shields were able to take Owusu into custody without injuring him, and would thereafter be instrumental to the successful prosecution of the case. Assistant County Attorneys Jonathan Raiche and Mark Ryder of the Major Crimes Unit prosecuted this case.

A Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) hearing will be held May 9, 2023.


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