Evidence Still Being Gathered in Horrific Sherman Murder Case
What really happened inside a Sherman country home in the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 20?
This is what we know. Thomas Conley and his husband, James Maharg, lived together in an idyllic Sherman farmhouse, and in the wee morning hours of March 20, a 9-1-1 call was placed by Conley's husband, James Maharg. To find out the initial findings of the investigation, click on this link.
Maharg originally told police that Conley had fallen and banged his head on a countertop. Later on, the Connecticut Medical Examiner determined that Conley had died by "chop wounds to the head" evidenced by blood spatter throughout the house.
Police charged Maharg with the murder of his husband in a drunken rage. He's currently being held on $2,000,000 bail at the Bridgeport Correctional Facility, which brings us to Maharg's appearance in Danbury Superior Court on May 8, according to ctpost.com.
Maharg appeared in court handcuffed, wearing a beige prison jumpsuit and never uttered a word as he stood in front of the judge with his attorney, John Walkley. Walkley was in court to ask the judge for an extension regarding a probable cause hearing because they are still waiting on the autopsy results and for discovery. In the original arrest warrant, Maharg allegedly said, "I killed my husband."
Police investigators also determined that the couple's Manhattan business was falling apart. The couple realized they were about to lose their 20-acre farmhouse in Sherman, so Maharg reportedly told police they had stopped commuting into Manhattan altogether and instead, decided to cope by drinking three bottles of tequila a day since mid-December.