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Conn. theater owner to be sentenced for death


A man who owns a host of properties in downtown Danbury is facing sentencing next week for causing the death of an immigrant at one of his apartment buildings.

Fifty-two-year-old Joseph DaSilva Jr. of New Milford is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in Danbury Superior Court. He's facing up to 2½ years in prison under a plea deal he accepted in January.

City police say DaSilva assaulted 42-year-old Luis Encalada and pushed him down a staircase in November 2009 after catching Encalada allegedly trespassing at the Town Hill Avenue apartments. Encalada died from his injuries.

DaSilva was charged with manslaughter and first-degree assault, but pleaded guilty to reduced charges of negligent homicide and second-degree assault.

DaSilva owns the Palace Theater and a number of other properties in Danbury.

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