Man guilty of owning gun his girlfriend used to commit suicide

NORWICH – A Smithville man charged with illegally possessing a hand gun used in his girlfriend’s suicide was found guilty by a jury of his peers last week.

John Hadac, 44, Smithville, was found guilty Tuesday of the top and only count against him by a jury, and convicted of third degree criminal possession of a weapon.

“This is a very tragic sequence of events that should have been avoided and might have spared a distressed woman’s life,” said District Attorney Joseph McBride.

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