NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – A Connecticut man who said he was possessed by Satan when he killed and dismembered his 90-year-old father has been sentenced to 60 years in prison.
The New Britain Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1DGv8XR ) that 49-year-old Jan Gawlik of New Britain repeated the claim during his sentencing Friday and said he was high on cocaine when he killed his father, Jozef, in October 2011. He was convicted of murder in November.
Prosecutors say Gawlik used a sword, knife, meat clever and potato masher in an attack on his father, who was frail and suffered heart problems and cancer.
Gawlik now says he has given his life to God and wants to become a Catholic priest.
The judge said the extent of Gawlik's attacks was "truly horrific."
Information from: New Britain Herald, http://www.newbritainherald.com