Medical Examiner: New Canaan Woman Suffered Two Gunshot Wounds in Fatal Shooting


The New Canaan woman whose husband was arrested last week in her fatal shooting suffered two gunshot wounds, officials say.

Margaret Kokoth’s death has been ruled a homicide due to shotgun wounds to both the head and torso, officials with the Connecticut State Medical Examiner Office told

Albert Kokoth. New Canaan Police Department booking photo

New Canaan Police at about 12:02 p.m. Thursday received a 911 call from Margaret Kokoth’s husband, 77-year-old Albert Kokoth, describing an accidental shooting at their Down River Road home, Lt. Jason Ferraro said in a press release.

During an investigation that is ongoing, police determined that a crime had occurred and charged him with second-degree assault and second-degree assault with a firearm—both felonies—and illegal discharge of a firearm, a misdemeanor.

Police said additional charges were likely to follow.

Albert Kokoth appeared Friday in a state Superior Court arraignment. His bond was raised from $1 million to $2 million. He did not plead. Albert Kokoth’s attorney, Norwalk-based Mark Kratter, declined to comment when reached by, saying he was awaiting more information from officials.

Albert Kokoth is being held at Bridgeport Correctional Center and is next scheduled to appear June 14.

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