NORWICH – With recommendation from the victim, the court approved a request made by the Public Defender’s Office to move a teen-ager’s attempted murder case back into the family court system.
Fourteen-year-old Ty A. Tumminia, Norwich, had been charged with second-degree attempted murder after being arrested April 1. The teen attacked his mother first with a phone cord and then with his bare hands in an attempt to strangle her because she refused to allow him to visit his girlfriend in Iowa. The mother was left unconscious and thought to be dead by her son.
Norwich City Police responded to the home at 80 South Broad St. and discovered the mother unconscious within moments of the incident because the defendant’s younger brother called 911 after hearing his mother’s cries for help during the attack.
Officials had said repeatedly the mother “would have most likely have died if it was not for the arrival of police.”