Westerly murder suspect arraigned in CT, waives extradition to RI


NEW LONDON, Conn. (WPRI) — After he was captured over the weekend, a Connecticut man accused of shooting and killing his cousin in Westerly faced a judge on Monday.

Louis Seignious Jr., 31, of Norwich, was arraigned on charges of criminal mischief and resisting arrest in New London Superior Court and waived extradition to Rhode Island, where he faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of Vincent Sebastian, 28, of Ledyard, Conn.

Sebastian died a short time after he was shot on the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 25, at a home on Marriott Avenue. Police allege it was the result of an ongoing fight between him and Seignious, who recently served time together for a home invasion.

Seignious was arrested Saturday at the Branford Manor apartment complex in Groton following several days on the run. Police said he tried to escape by running into a heating duct before falling through the ceiling and landing in a woman’s bedroom below.

“All I heard was them screaming for him to get down and then a big crash,” neighbor Jennifer Robinson recalled. “It was scary because it was right there and there were guns right there.”

“I’m glad he’s gone and glad they found him,” she added.

Seignious waived extradition to Rhode Island but will remain in Connecticut until he faces related charges out of Mashantucket on Feb. 14. He’s now being held on $1 million bond and $500,000 surety bail.

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