[UPDATE] Aaron Ramsey is Free on Bond

The 22-year-old, who is accused of killing his father, was released after his mother paid his $1 million bond.

Update, Friday—11:03 a.m.

According to this lawyer, Aaron Ramsey will be moved from jail to a hospital, the Wilton Daily Voice reports. 

Original article:

Aaron Ramsey, who is accused of killing his 73-year-old father, is a free man. At least for now.

According to The Stamford Advocate, Ramsey was released from prison after his mother posted his $1 million bond. Though not considered a fugitive, The Advocate reports the state's attorney's office is trying to impose conditions on Ramsey's release, such as electronic monitoring. 

In May, police responded to Signal Hill Road after a resident there reported a man was trying to break in to her car. Shortly after that report, police received another call that there was a man covered in blood and in need of assistance. 

Police eventually found Ramsey at a residence on Cheese Spring Road, not far from the house where he grew up. Ramsey was disoriented at the time.

Shortly thereafter, Ramsey's mother called police, reporting that her husband was in a pool of blood. Police then found the bludgeoned body of Edward Ramsey at the family's 125 Signal Hill Rd. home. The younger Ramsey allegedly admitted to police that he killed his father, using a bench and a knife. He told police that he was hearing voices.

In June, Ramsey was found competent to stand trial, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"ramsey-found-competent-to-stand-trial"} -->. In August, Ramsey's lawyer suggested

Dan Passino September 20, 2012 at 11:12 PM
Hopefully Mom won't regret her decision and be next.
FreedomOfSpeech September 21, 2012 at 01:13 PM
I agree Justin. The mom may need some "evaluating" herself!!! If they can come up with that bond, they can afford a attorney.
Lee Aydelotte September 21, 2012 at 02:37 PM
What! this man is free to roam around our town where our children live. That's just downright scary!
WiltonWarriorMom September 21, 2012 at 02:44 PM
I believe he is being moved to a hospital, not roaming around our town.
Anonymous#1 September 21, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Those who say "sick family" truly do not know this family. Do you understand that other members of the Ramsey family can read this? I know you this is a public website and you can post whatever you feel, but be careful you never know who is reading it. I hope your children don't see this and run to school sharing what you have posted. Marie LaRose, don't you think you would be a little unsettled if your son had killed your husband? I'm sure if you are a mother you give your children unconditional love...do you know what that means? You cannot possibly say how you would act or feel because this is a situation so rare. Whether Aaron is affected by a mental disorder or was affected by the use of drugs, he needs help. I agree that he should not be released without supervision, but how do you all know that he is getting the adequate care where he is? Isn't he allowed to receive help, or are you against helping people in need as well? I can assure you that he is not getting the care he needs, and this is his mothers first priority right now. If you do not feel safe where you are, then move.
FreedomOfSpeech September 21, 2012 at 04:58 PM
'I agree as a mom you do give unconditional love. I agree 100%, but you can't blame all of us for our opinion. Maybe if he got the help he needed BEFORE, his dad would be alive. Why wait for something dramatic like this to happen??? He can get help while in jail. Nobody has the right to take another humans life. This man gave him life. Justin....you hit it right on the head with your comment.
Anonymous#1 September 21, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Marie, a little contradiction on your part. You said that he can get help in jail (which he can't), but also agree that he should be in solitary confinement. Do you know what solitary confinement entails? I do agree that actions should have been taken before this tragedy took place, however who does that blame fall onto? If you think his mother, then this may be her way of trying to "fix" it, and is this case because a life has been taken it is too late. That is her own way of dealing with grief, which everyone handles differently. I will say that from knowing the history, there was a lack of discipline. Being in jail does not guarantee an inmate the help needed and this is why Aaron was initially transferred. Jail will NOT give him the correct help, and if he is then freed later on, there would be no change at all. However, if in the correct facility, which may be a maximum security mental institute and he is freed at some point later on in life, it might be possible to save him. I am stating that I think he should be released by any means. Yes, you are right, I cannot get upset about your opinions, but think about this with your cognitive processing not just your emotional appeal to the situation. Saying something because you think it and feel it (because it is not your family) and what the person actually needs are two completely different things. There are a lot of messed up people in this world, a lot of them need help, and we have people that are able to do that.
FreedomOfSpeech September 21, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Thank you Ethical Vegan. Nicely said. If they can afford that bail amount, hire an attorney. Aaron may just as well have a mental illness, but why does this have to happen before he gets help. Anyone who can do what he did to his father I would say definitely has mental issues, but you do the crime, you do the time. Anybody else would. He should not be exempt. This is a PUBLIC trial and in the paper, so opinions are expected. Aaron's family (as said above) shouldn't be reading this stuff. They have bigger fish to fry.
Anonymous#1 September 21, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Marie, no need to restate it. I read what Ethical Vegan put, and yes you are all entitled to your opinions. Ethical Vegan, I can tell you that I have accurate information that he is NOT getting the right care. Unless you are able to have eyes inside the place, you have no way of knowing that he is. So he made bail, maybe the judge should have set him held without bail. Maybe that would have been the better choice. Mrs. Ramsey and Aaron are entitled to the same rights as other people as limited as they may be. Pity them? Go ahead, do what you want, but I will tell you if you were in the situation of the Ramsey's you would not stay true to your own words. Marie, Aaron may be doing the crime. In legal terms "doing the time" actually happens after the trial when you are setenced with time There are other facilities (aside from jail) that are high in security and will allow him access to proper help. If the "people" were so against Aaron being released, no bail should have been set so I guess the judge did not see Aaron like you all do. Read this.... http://stamford.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/wilton-murder-suspect-aaron-ramsey-moving feel better now?
Anonymous September 21, 2012 at 07:04 PM
As long as he stays clean, based on his criminal profile, he will most likely not kill again. Simmer down, uneducated Wilton "soccer moms."
RD September 21, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Are you an expert on profiling?
Lee Aydelotte September 21, 2012 at 09:31 PM
"most likely not kill again"??? really! and "stays clean".....???? So the state is willing to risk others lives, not to mention Aarons life? The whole situation is just sad.
Anonymous#1 September 21, 2012 at 09:34 PM
Obviously from what everyone is saying on here...the state is willing to risk your lives because they let him have bail
FreedomOfSpeech September 21, 2012 at 09:50 PM
I think bail was 1 million dollars because it's not everyday that people can post that kind of bond. The family must have put up a lot of colateral. You can't blame all the concerns people are having. I guess people are looking at it this way: 1) if this kid could kill his own father, we don't have a leg to stand on. 2) It's not only that he killed his father, but the cruel, demented way he did. 3) People do these types of crime everyday but they are not out on bond.
Anonymous#1 September 21, 2012 at 10:03 PM
Yes, but the judge must not have though it was that bad because if they thought it was as tragic and unsafe for neighbors like you do, they would have set it with no bail. Please re-read what you just posted. Now ask yourself...Do you know that he did it on purpose? Was he in his right mind? Can you 100% without a doubt tell me that he meant to do it, and that he is mentally sane? Because from your #1 statement, you are claiming that he would come and kill random people...and that you do not stand a chance. However, I think if you read up a little on mental illnesses, you might learn that they have the ability to manipulate your mind. You can't not discount a mental illness yet. Once again, it is not Mrs. Ramsey nor Aaron's fault that bail was set. That was ultimately the state's decision and they chose that amount. Knowing the family was from a wealthy town like Wilton, they should have known the money would come from somewhere.
FreedomOfSpeech September 21, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Because you live in Wilton that does not mean you are wealthy. I know many people that live in Wilton and they live a "comfortable" life. They would definitely not fall under the "wealthy" catagory. Money is not the issue. You can live in Shelton, CT and be wealthy. You are being VERY defensive. This kid should not be free, period!!!! Stop making excuses for him. Then you tell us all to move???? YOU move!!!!! If this were any Tom, Dick, or Harry, you'd say the samething everyone else is. So stop it!!!!! Clearly, these people are related to you or personal friends. With that being said, perhaps you should be spending time supporting them rather than being on-line trying to convince people to have pity, sympathy, and understanding for what this MONSTER did. To stab someone the way he did, over and over???? Not only do you have some loose screws, but you have loose screws, bolts, and door knobs. No pity here.
Anonymous#1 September 21, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Well I am entitled to my opinion, am I not? I am being defensive because people like you make this world full of hate. People like you are so self-absorbed you do not want to take a look around to help others. Aaron did wrong, yes, but we cannot go back in time. The only thing we can do now is give him the help he needs in the correct facility. He is not freed, so why are you freaking out? Do not accuse me of having lose screws. You have no idea who I am, my age, or what I do. I am not family or family friends. Simply attended the same school. To be quite honest with you, your post was childish. "YOU move!!!!!"...my gosh, simply if you are unhappy with living in the same town as someone who has made bail which is a right that he was given, then you should move because I have no problem with it..and you know why? Because I knew that they wouldn't free him, but you found out and jumped right on here to say how upset and unrighteous it was. If it were Tom, Dick, or Harry I would still feel the same way because I think about it logically and I am not a self-absorbed prick. You should really thinking about things systematically and the correct way to go about things, not so superficially...you are very emotional. Your joke at the end..door knobs, good one!
wilton42 September 21, 2012 at 10:45 PM
What makes you think he will stay clean? The vast majority of addicts are not able to stay clean.
Anonymous#1 September 21, 2012 at 10:46 PM
Let me add to that, that I am not the same one who said he would stay clean. That is another user.
FreedomOfSpeech September 21, 2012 at 10:52 PM
I am a citizen and have rights too. The right to freedom of speech. I respect the way you feel, now respect ours. We can go back n' forth all day but that will change nothing. If I disrespected you, my apologies. Have a great evening.
FreedomOfSpeech September 21, 2012 at 10:54 PM
P.S. we ALL can't be wrong here.
Jlo September 22, 2012 at 01:13 AM
He hasn't stayed clean for his first 22 years why would he stay clean going forward? Guy is a scumbag murderer, his mom is crazy for bailing him out, and you have know idea what you are talking about.
FreedomOfSpeech September 22, 2012 at 02:25 AM
They already said he IS able to stand trail. He can't be that mentally ill. This kid no doubt has issues but he needs to stop making excuses for what he did. Take responsibility for your actions. If he doesn't want to be in jail, then why murder???? I think (my opinion) the kid was on drugs. I have heard from good sources that the kid has been using drugs for a few years. Ehhical Vegan, I agree with you 200%. It's simple....did Aaron kill his dad in self defense??? No. Did he fear his life was in danger???? No. I feel very bad for Mr. Ramsey. A person you give life to does this to you???? I hope the guys in jail beat the crap out of him. I am so angry with people making excuses for this bullsh*t.
Anonymous#1 September 22, 2012 at 03:28 AM
Thank you Tara, well said.
Tara Hope Moriarty September 22, 2012 at 03:34 AM
sorry for all the cursing but i have been very frustrated with everything. NOBODY knows what loved ones have been going through.
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Brenda Ricco September 23, 2012 at 02:03 AM
If you DON'T know the family personally and the situation involved,.. then honestly stay the hell out - stop being judge and jury. There is only one who truly can judge.. Marie - you spend a lot of time and energy spouting your jugdemental ideas... You need to find another outlet for your hostility and miseducation... maybe go back to school or better yet... church??
Brenda Ricco September 23, 2012 at 02:07 AM
Well said
Wilton Resident September 23, 2012 at 03:36 AM
Apparently he is in a serious mental institution.
Amo Probus September 23, 2012 at 01:11 PM
Despite the law, any murder is an irrational act. An insanity plea might be mitagating but taking a life under any circumstance is the consequence of an uncomposed mind.


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