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Daniel Tepfer

Monroe man charged in fatal ATV crash

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MONROE – A local man was charged Tuesday in connection with the fatal crash of an ATV last December that killed one man and injured two children. Police said Randall Pippa allowed his friend, John Compton, to drive his ATV with two children aboard even though he knew Compton was intoxicated. Pippa, 36, of Turkey […] [Read More]
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Landscaper faces 15 years for trying to hang wife

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BRIDGEPORT – An Easton landscaper is facing 15 years in prison after pleading no contest to trying to hang his wife from a noose fastened to their garage ceiling. Cory Dawid, 42, pleaded no contest to attempted murder and first-degree strangulation before Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin. According to the plea bargain he will be […] [Read More]
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WFSB reporter ‘shielded’ from witness stand

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BRIDGEPORT – A judge blocked a local television reporter from having to testify in the trial of a local nurse accused of kidnapping and dismembering an Eastern Connecticut State University student. Superior Court Judge John Kavanewsky Jr. ruled the state’s shield law, which protects journalists from having to reveal their sources, prevents WFSB reporter Kim […] [Read More]
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Prosecution rests case in dismemberment trial

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BRIDGEPORT – State prosecutors ended their case Monday in the trial of a local nurse, accused of kidnapping and dismembering an Eastern Connecticut State University student, with an extreme test of the juror’s stomachs. Chief State Medical Examiner Dr. James Gill took the witness stand just after the luncheon break and described the grisly remains […] [Read More]
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Richard Fourtin

Accused sex offender arrested on new charge

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STRATFORD – A Bridgeport man, released on a legal  technicality  two years ago after a jury found him guilty of sexually assaulting a severely handicapped woman, has been charged with falsely reporting a robbery so police would give him a ride home. Richard Fourtin, 55, of Success Avenue, was charged Monday with second-degree falsely reporting […] [Read More]
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Carman “Mimi” Dragone arrested again, charged with shady dealings

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BRIDGEPORT – Carman “Mimi” Dragone, the used car dealer who became a fixture in the community with highway billboards advertising deals at his former Black Rock establishment, has been arrested for a fourth time in connection with alleged shady dealings. The 43-year-old Dragone, was charged Friday with 12 counts of selling a motor vehicle without […] [Read More]
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Woman who prayed for cash gets suspended sentence

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BRIDGEPORT – A Stratford grandmother who prayed for help when her house was being foreclosed on – to find nearly $75,000 in her bank account the next day the result of a mistake by People’s United Bank – was spared a prison term Friday. “I’m truly sorry,” Donna Hutchinson said, her head bowed, as she […] [Read More]
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Murder trial ends in mistrial

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BRIDGEPORT – A mistrial was declared Friday in the trial of a local woman, accused of ramming her boyfriend with her car, killing him, after the jury deadlocked 11 to one on a verdict. Superior Court Judge Maria Kahn declared the mistrial in the case against Cherelle Baldwin after the jury sent out a note […] [Read More]
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After getting by impasse jury continues deliberations

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BRIDGEPORT – The jury in the trial of a local woman, accused of ramming her boyfriend with her car, killing him, will begin its 5th day of deliberations Friday rehearing the defendant’s testimony. On Thursday morning the jury announced it had reached an impasse. Shortly after 11:30 a.m., the jury, which has been in its […] [Read More]
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Key witness in student’s murder flunks examination

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BRIDGEPORT – From the onset Jedene Wright appeared to be a key witness in the prosecution’s case against Jermaine Richards, a nurse accused of kidnapping and dismembering a female Eastern Connecticut State University student. Wright and Richards had been friends since high school and Wright had sold Richards a car – the same car Richards […] [Read More]
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