Orange Police Chief Robert Gagne said there was blood on Timothy Granata’s clothes when officers approached him in response to an emergency call on July 24. The 22-year-old allegedly admitted to officers that he killed his mother, Claudia Granata, at their shared home on Wild Rose Drive.
“He did admit to the killing when officers confronted him,” Gagne said.
The State Medical Examiner ruled the cause of death as “blunt impact and sharp force injury of the head, torso and extremities” and ruled the death a homicide.
Orange officers recovered what they believe to be the weapons used in the murder but are not identifying them at this time.
The Orange Police Department received multiple emergency calls from occupants at 130 Wild Rose Drive and responded within minutes on July 24. Orange police said they believe one of the calls is believed to have been placed by Timothy himself.
Granata was arraigned in Derby Superior Court on July 25 where he did not enter a plea. He is held on a $2 million bond and the case has been transfered to Part A Superior Court in Milford.
The investigation remains active and on-going according to police.
“We’re still trying to determine what led to this,” Gagne said.