BY BRUNO MATARAZZO JR.
WATERBURY — Naugatuck police obtained a DNA sample from accused baby killer Christopher Francisquini as part of their investigation into the death of his 11-month-old daughter last November.
Waterbury Superior Court Judge Joseph Schwartz on Wednesday approved a prosecutor’s request to have Naugatuck police obtain a buccal swab from Francisquini to match DNA from the crime scene and the victim’s body.
Francisquini’s case was called Tuesday, but he was not taken out of lock-up. Held on $6.9 million bond at Garner Correctional Institution in Newtown, Francisquini has continued not to speak during his court hearings.
He is accused of stabbing and dismembering his daughter, Camilla, on Nov. 18 in the Millville Street home he shared with his father in Naugatuck.
Francisquini fled the scene and a massive search led to his arrest in Waterbury two weeks later, a day before Camilla would have celebrated her first birthday.
Deputy Assistant State’s Attorney Alexandra Arroyo filed a motion for the DNA swab. Naugatuck detectives responded to the courthouse following the hearing and were able to obtain the swab from Francisquini.