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Sentencing Delayed For Man Who Killed Ex-Wife, Mother-In-Law In Connecticut

Gilbert Orlando Was Convicted Of 2010 Murders
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NORWALK, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The sentencing of a man killing his ex-wife and her mother in Norwalk, Conn., was delayed this week so that victims’ family members can speak at the hearing.

Gilbert Orlando, 60, will be sentenced sometime in September, The Hour reported.

State’s Attorney James Bernardi said the sentencing was originally scheduled for Friday, but had to be continued because so many relatives of victims Enid Dickens and Rona Knight were out of town.

Orlando shot his ex-wife Dickens and mother-in-law Knight at Dickens’ Norwalk home in June 2010.

In April, a three-judge panel found Orlando guilty of first-degree manslaughter. The panel did not convict him of murder after defense testimony that at the time of the killings Orlando was in a state of extreme emotional disturbance.

Orlando faces a maximum 80 years in prison.

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