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Daniel Tepfer

Wanted: owner of $1 million in cocaine

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BRIDGEPORT – The big question now is what to do with $1 million in cocaine. After two and a half hours of deliberation Friday, a Superior Court jury found the cocaine didn’t belong to Rafael Casanova, finding the 25-year-old local man not guilty of possession with intent to distribute. For more than a week the […] [Read More]
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Michael Skakel blasts prosecutors

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BRIDGEPORT – Michael Skakel is a very angry man. Sitting outside the State’s Attorney’s office Friday afternoon the Kennedy cousin, accused of the 1975 murder of 15-year-old Martha Moxley of Greenwich, motioned at the glass partition with left arm that has a GPS device strapped to it. “Those people in there, they are terrorists,” he […] [Read More]
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Daquon Gomillion

Father gets 15 years for worst case of child abuse

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BRIDGEPORT – Daquon Gomillion stood silently in court Friday. He stood silent as state child protection providers called him one of the worst child abusers they had ever seen. Stood silent as he heard them describe his 5-year-old son Angel as having more scars on his small body than could even be counted and how […] [Read More]
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Former top prosecutor resigns from bar

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BRIDGEPORT – The usually jovial former top federal prosecutor in the state looked very grim Thursday as he agreed to resign from the bar forever rather than face disciplinary action for allegedly taking money from a former client. In the same booming voice he used while prosecuting some of the state’s toughest criminals, H. James […] [Read More]
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Cop, city sued over road rage incident

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BRIDGEPORT – A Stratford man, who claims he was the victim of a road rage incident with a city police officer, has filed a lawsuit against the city and the officer in federal court. Gregory Volpe claims Officer Barry Jones kicked and repeatedly slammed him against his truck after accusing him of cutting him off […] [Read More]
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Nursing aide ordered to be tested for HIV

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BRIDGEPORT – A former nursing aide at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, charged with sexually assaulting two male patients at the hospital, has been ordered to undergo testing for the HIV virus. Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin ordered the testing following the arraignment of Gonzalo Flores. The results of the testing are to be provided to […] [Read More]
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Ayala continued

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BRIDGEPORT – The case against State Rep. Christina Ayala, charged with election fraud, was continued to Jan. 8. While Ayala, who represents the East Side of the city, waited outside the courtroom, her lawyer, Guy Soares, was granted a continuance to further review the evidence against her. Ayala has not yet entered pleas in the […] [Read More]
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Mom held for killing boyfriend

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BRIDGEPORT –A mother of three children, charged with fatally shooting her boyfriend early Sunday, was ordered held in lieu of $500,000 bond. During the arraignment hearing Monday afternoon, Greiselle Pizarro’s lawyer, Christian Young, argued that his client was the victim of a “pattern of abuse,” by the victim, Jacob Lopez, and only took matters in […] [Read More]
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Woman charged with killing boyfriend

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BRIDGEPORT –A city woman was charged with murder Sunday after police said she fatally shot her boyfriend following a dispute. Greiselle Pizarro, 36, of Evers Court, was charged with murder and unlawful discharge. Jacob Lopez was found outside his pickup truck shortly before 1:30 Sunday morning on Huntington Turnpike, he had been shot once in […] [Read More]
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Alan Marcel, 28

Swim coach arrested for sexting

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BRIDGEPORT – The coach of a regional youth swim program has been charged with “sexting” a 13-year-old girl. Alan Marcel, 28, of Comstock Hill Road, Norwalk, was charged Thursday with risk of injury to a minor an enticing a minor During his arraignment in Superior Court Marcel was ordered held in lieu of $10,000 bond […] [Read More]
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