As the result of a lengthy investigation into an assault that occurred in October 2020, two suspects, Dante Flowers Sr., age 45, and Dante Flowers Jr., age 27, both of Hartford, Connecticut, are facing charges of attempted murder, state police say.
During the assault, the victim, James Castrogiovanni, age 41, of Derby sustained life-threatening injuries that caused him to be paralyzed from the chest down. The incident occurred at the victim’s residence in Derby. The two accused men knew the victim from previous interactions.
Flowers Sr. and Flowers Jr. are currently in federal custody on unrelated charges. They are due to answer the attempted murder charge at 11 a.m. Sept. 14, 2021, in the Criminal Division of Vermont Superior Court, Orleans County, in Newport.
According to news reports, both father and son were involved in a shooting outside a Wendy’s in Newport in 2020. The elder Flowers was reportedly shot in the leg by Jaquan Flintroy, 26, of Hartford Connecticut.