911 Recording Played at Ramsey Murder Trial Reveals Gruesome Details

The three judges presiding over the case are to decide whether the 22-year-old was legally insane when the murder took place.

The gruesome details of how accused murderer Aaron Ramsey bludgeoned and stabbed his father to death were reportedly revealed during the first day of his murder trial in state Superior Court Court in Stamford Tuesday, when the prosecution played a recording of the 911 call he made after allegedly committing the crime.

In the recording, Ramsey tells the 911 dispatcher how he beat Edward Ramsey, 73, of 125 Signal Hill Road, with his hands and a piano bench, before finally cutting his throat with a kitchen knife, according to a report in the Stamford Advocate.

Ramsey also reportedly told the dispatcher how he heard voices in his head telling him to kill his father.

Ramsey is free on $1 million bond — but according to the Advocate report he is undergoing treatment at the Whiting Forensic Division of Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown.

The three judges presiding over the case are to decide whether the 22-year-old was insane due to a medical condition when the murder took place.

If found guilty by reason of insanity, Ramsey will likely undergo psychiatric evaluation and treatment at Whiting or another hospital, according to the report.

Providing his treatment is successful and it is determined Ramsey is no longer a threat to himself or others, he will avoid prison time, according to the report.

For more, check out the Stamford Advocate report.

Elizabeth O'Connell November 26, 2012 at 11:57 PM
From what I have read above, there is tons of misunderstanding not only about the judicial system and how it works and why there is an insanity plea but about mental illness. The reality is everyone has mental illness in some form in their family tree. It can be in the form of mild depression, addiction, compulsive behaviors and in this case, what appears to be severe psychotic illness. Fortunately for society,violent psychotic breaks are rare. But when they do occur they are frightening and it is human nature to want to blame some one, and evil is easier to understand than what could be a illness that was triggered by something out of nowhere. More likely scenario is that it could have been a milder form of mental illness, that went unchecked or treated that came to a horrible end. Blaming the mother for bad mothering, or "weirdness" doesnt help society get its head around the fact that there are many illnesses we dont understand. We have to start talking about these illnesses in a open honest and nonjudgemental way. When there is the same acceptance and will to help people get better (and preventative care) as there is with medical conditions, people will get the care they need. Your ignorance (4u2nv) doesnt help anyone, including yourself who I hope finds more understanding and concern if you or a love one suffers in this way. I can only assume that pro-life go vegan is trying out for his debate club, good luck but work on your ethos.
Elizabeth O'Connell November 27, 2012 at 01:48 AM
I don't really know where to start with you. First never said Mental illness is just a function of genetics, never said u had to be mentally ill to be violent or harm some one, never said the person isnt responsible...that's why the call it not guilty by reason of insanity, (no question he did the crime, however if he was insane when he committed the crime whats the sentance?) and I certainly didn't dwell some random reference to terrorists and Muslims. And thank you for your mention of lobotomy. You have proved my point. As to how a judicial court can make these inferences and assumptions. Specifically what are you talking about? Judges and juries make judgements and asumptions all the time when determing mitigating circumstances when something less than insanity is at issue. My point in a nut shell: these cases (not guilty by reason of insanity) are rare (less than 1%) and I believe that if people understood mental illness and in these extreme cases (severe psychosis) you would look at Aaron Ramsey and his family with more compassion, and less anger.
FreedomOfSpeech November 27, 2012 at 02:30 AM
What is wrong with these people???
Chandra Johnson Greene November 27, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Multiple comments have been removed from this thread. Please keep the conversation civil. Thanks!
FreedomOfSpeech November 28, 2012 at 03:31 AM
Elizabeth O'Connell, let me ask you something. Did this family not know Aaron had some mental illness? Because nobody wakes up one morning with a mental illness. There had to have been signs of something, somewhere, at sometime. Also, from what I understand Aaron has been a known drug user. A mental illness & drugs being mixed does not go well together. What is also upsetting is you don't hear any thing about the mourning of their loss - their dad. The man who gave Aaron life, whose life was taken from him, who was brutally stabbed & beat to death and didn't even fight back. I'm sorry but that just breaks my heart. I may sound heartless but Aaron has to be punished for that.


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