Person stabbed, house set on fire during dispute in Mystic - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Person stabbed, house set on fire during dispute in Mystic


Stonington and Connecticut State police continue to investigate an argument that escalated into a stabbing and a home being set on fire Wednesday night.

According to police, they responded out to 10 Meadowbrook Lane in the Mystic section of Stonington around 10:45 p.m. after receiving reports of a domestic dispute between a husband and wife.

"While speaking to the officers, the officers realized the home they reside in was on fire," said police Capt. Jerry Desmond.

When officers arrived, they located a woman, who was later identified as Adrienne Amero-Marshall, suffering from several lacerations and the home on fire.

"Adrienne was lying here," said eyewitness Larry Luketich pointing to the front lawn. "(She was) saying he cut my throat."

Police said the woman's husband, who was later identified as Bryan Marshall, was in the home and fell from a second floor bedroom window onto the ground sustaining a serious head injury.

Amero-Marshall was taken to Lawrence & Memorial Hospital where she has been upgraded to fair condition.  Marshall is in critical condition at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

 Police talked to several neighbors Thursday, the incident remains under investigation at this time.

"Shocking, they're nice people," Luketich said. "(They) walk around the neighborhood holding hands."

The fire was ruled an arson by authorities Thursday afternoon. It's possible an accelerant was used in 13 different areas of the small garage apartment, but the state police laboratory will still have to make the final determination.

Firefighters from several departments, including Stonington and Mystic, were called in to douse the flames at the garage apartment.  The home was destroyed by the fire, officials said.

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