Middletown man sentenced to 57 years in brutal killing of Hartford trainer – Hartford Courant

A Middletown man convicted within the 2018 slaying of a Hartford trainer was sentenced to 57 years in jail in Superior Court docket on Friday.

Decide Vernon Oliver of Middletown Superior Court docket sentenced Cornel Myers, 39, to 57 years in jail for the Sept. 8, 2018 homicide of his ex-girlfriend, 29-year-old Danielle Fasciocco. A jury convicted Myers on Nov. 4.

Fasciocco, a Middletown resident, was a beloved fifth-grade trainer at Hartford’s Betances STEM Magnet Faculty.

Myers stabbed Fasciocco to demise in her condominium. Based on courtroom proof, Myers entered Fasciocco’s Middletown residence at 10:20 p.m. on Sept. 7, 2018 and attacked her with a knife, slashing her throat and inflicting quite a few stab wounds.

At 3:30 a.m. the subsequent morning, Myers known as 911 to report her demise, telling police he discovered Fasciocco lined in blood in her bed room when he let himself into her residences at 3 a.m.

Based on an arrest warrant affidavit, responding officers discovered Myers with dried blood on his garments and physique. Police additionally discovered bloody knives on the scene, one within the bed room and one in a garbage can, and blood within the kitchen.

Danielle Fasciocco, center, smiles besides friends in her Twitter profile picture. Fasciocco was 29-years-old and a fifth-grade teacher at Hartford's Betances STEM Magnet School when her ex-boyfriend, 39-year-old Cornel Meyers, in her home on Sept. 8, 2018.

Hours earlier than her demise, Fasciocco instructed a co-worker that she was contemplating putting a restraining order on Myers, in line with studies on the time.

An announcement from the Connecticut Division of Prison Justice mentioned that “Over the last three days of her life, the sufferer repeatedly instructed Myers to go away her alone and, in the end, refused to take his calls or reply to his texts.”

Based on the arrest warrant affidavit, three weeks earlier police had been known as to Fasciocco’s condominium after her breakup with Myers. Fasciocco instructed police Myers had proven as much as her residence greater than 10 occasions and despatched her “hundreds of textual content messages.” The affidavit mentioned Fasciocco “didn’t need to have any extra contact with Myers,” who, on the time, lived in the identical condominium advanced throughout the road from Fasciocco.

On the evening of her demise, a neighbor known as police to report an argument at Fasciocco’s condominium at 10:30 p.m. Based on the affidavit, officers responded to the scene and knocked on Fasciocco’s door however didn’t get a response.

“This case reveals the devastating impact home violence can haven’t solely on the sufferer but in addition on the sufferer’s members of the family and mates,” mentioned State’s Lawyer Michael Gailor, who prosecuted the case alongside Assistant State’s Lawyer Jason Germain. “We wish to thank the sufferer’s members of the family and mates for his or her endurance in the course of the prosecution and the Middletown Police Division and the Connecticut State Police for his or her work on the investigation.”

Based on her obituary, Fasciocco grew up in Havertown, Pennsylvania. She graduated in 2011 from the College of Hartford and shortly after took a educating job at Hartford’s Betances STEM Magnet Faculty.

“Danielle was very enthusiastic about her college students and educating. She cherished her deaf canine Nova and her two cats. When she got here residence to Havertown she cherished TV binge watching along with her siblings. She loved vacationing with household and mates, the seashore, cooking, farmers markets, Starbucks, crafts and her favourite band was Pearl Jam,” the obituary reads.

A web based tribute wall incorporates dozens of feedback from former college students, household and mates detailing Fasciocco’s humor, kindness and boundless impression.

“She touched me in a dramatic approach and adjusted my life and made me take pleasure in faculty like no trainer ever had,” wrote one pupil from Fasciocco’s 2012 class after discovering out about her demise in 2021. “I graduated and hated each minute of it, however not along with her, she made me love going to highschool … the very best yr was the one I had along with her and anyone that ever received to know her is fortunate.”