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Third day of deliberations ends with no verdict

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BRIDGEPORT – A Superior Court jury deliberated for a third day Wednesday without reaching a verdict in the trial of a local nurse accused of killing and dismembering a college student. The jury of seven men and five women are to begin a fourth day of deliberations Thursday morning. Jermaine Richards, a private-duty nurse, is […] [Read More]
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Home invader faces 10 years

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BRIDGEPORT – He forced his way into the downtown apartment of an elderly resident, bound the victim with duct tape before fleeing with the man’s savings, now Keith Gonzalez is facing 10 years in prison. On Wednesday the 25-year-old Gonzalez pleaded guilty before Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin to home invasion and second-degree kidnapping. “I […] [Read More]
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Jury deeply divided in nurse murder trial

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BRIDGEPORT – It was a “deeply divided” jury that went home Monday evening after spending a second day of deliberations without reaching a verdict in the trial of a local nurse accused of killing and dismembering a college student. Several of the jury of seven men and five women appeared upset as they filed out […] [Read More]
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Former pastor, gospel singer charged with theft

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BRIDGEPORT  – A former Stratford pastor, awaiting trial for allegedly fleecing an elderly parishioner of nearly her life savings, has been charged with stealing more than $200,000 from a Trumbull man’s estate in an elaborate scheme. Robert Genevicz, 67, who was fired as the religious leader of the Stratford Baptist Church following his first arrest, […] [Read More]
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Murder in question in student slaying trial

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BRIDGEPORT – With murder apparently being off the table, the jury in the trial of a local nurse accused of killing and dismembering a West Haven college student will resume a second day of deliberations on Monday. Jermaine Richards, a private-duty nurse, is accused of killing 20-year-old Alyssiah Marie Wiley in April 2013. Wiley, a […] [Read More]
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Gun seller gets 5 years in prison

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BRIDGEPORT –A young woman whose attempt to sell guns ended with her boyfriend dying in a hail of police bullets in the parking lot of a Boston Avenue shopping center, was sentenced Friday to five years in prison. “I didn’t mean no harm to nobody, I’m not a person trying to hurt anyone out in […] [Read More]
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Porn star prefers prison food here

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BRIDGEPORT – A male porn star, convicted in Rhode Island of assaulting a school board official, is fighting extradition to the Ocean State because he claims the food is better in prison here. Theodore Cox, who goes by the stage name Vince Cobretti, told Superior Court Judge Robin Pavia Friday that he likes the food […] [Read More]
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Mom collapses at sight of daughter’s grisly remains

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BRIDGEPORT – For the past two and a half weeks Corrinna Martin has patiently sat on a bench outside a Main Street courtroom spared from the grisly particulars of her daughter’s death. But Thursday morning, buoyed by the fact that the trial of Alyssiah Marie Wiley’s alleged killer was coming to an end, Martin decided […] [Read More]
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Accused student killer won’t testify

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BRIDGEPORT – With a surprise the defense rested its case Wednesday afternoon in the trial of a nurse charged with kidnapping, murdering and dismembering an Eastern Connecticut State University student. The surprise was that the defendant, Jermaine Richards, did not testify. The jury dismissed for the day, Richards stood before Superior Court Judge John Kavanewsky […] [Read More]
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Pimp accused of stealing ATM card from disabled man

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STRATFORD – Police said a mentally disabled man was tricked out of his debit card and checks by a Bloomfield man he contacted through a website advertising prostitutes. The Bloomfield man, later identified as Hakeem Burgess, was charged Wednesday with stealing nearly $3,000 from the victim’s bank account. Burgess, 26, was charged with third-degree larceny, […] [Read More]
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