HARTFORD, Conn. – Lawyers for relatives of a Connecticut attorney found fatally shot in a wrecked vehicle intend to challenge a judge's ruling allowing a prosecutor to refuse to answer questions about how he determined there was no evidence of a homicide.
Gugsa Abraham Dabela was found dead in his wrecked Mercedes near his Redding home in 2014. The medical examiner ruled his death a suicide. Danbury State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky III concluded there was no evidence of a homicide.
Dabela's father believes his son was murdered and is suing Redding police over the handling of the investigation. Sedensky refused to answer questions about his conclusion during a deposition, citing executive privilege.
Dabela's family's lawyers say they'll appeal a federal judge's ruling last week that Sedensky doesn't have to answer those questions.