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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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Juror ill in murder trial

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BRIDGEPORT – Deliberations in the trial of a local woman accused of ramming her boyfriend with her car, driving his body into a cement wall, ended early Wednesday after one of the jurors became ill. The 12-member jury had been in its third day of deliberations when the juror came down with an unspecified illness. […] [Read More]
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Court disregards bribery claim to uphold murder verdict

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HARTFORD – The state Supreme Court Tuesday upheld the murder conviction of a Bridgeport man who claimed the forewoman of his jury was wrongly removed for claiming witnesses in the case had been bribed. The state’s highest court ruled the 2011 murder conviction of Miguel “Hello” Gonzalez will stand. “We conclude that the trial court […] [Read More]
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Verdict upheld in death of music critic

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HARTFORD – The state Appellate Court has upheld the conviction of a Bridgeport man who fatally stabbed a neighbor who complained the defendant was playing his music too loud. The appeals court Tuesday ruled there had been sufficient evidence for a jury to convict Cargil Nicholson of first-degree manslaughter. “This Court cannot substitute its own […] [Read More]
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Sandy Hook families fight court move

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BRIDGEPORT – Lawyers for 10 families who lost loved ones in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School are fighting to bring their lawsuit against the maker of the gun used in the shootings back from federal to state court. “This is transparent move by Bushmaster and the other defendants to avoid answering for their […] [Read More]
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Jury considers battered woman defense in murder trial

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BRIDGEPORT – Depending on who a jury is to believe, Cherelle Baldwin was either a battered woman, protecting herself and her 19-month-old child when she ran down her former boyfriend, or a conniving bitch who killed him because he was a less than adequate drug dealer. Deliberations began Friday in the trial of the 23-year-old […] [Read More]
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Testimony: boyfriend stalked ECSU student

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BRIDGEPORT – Alyssiah Marie Wiley was trying her best to enjoy life as a college sophomore but everywhere she went her boyfriend, Jermaine Richards, was sure to follow. Relatives testified Wednesday that Richards would show up near restaurants Wiley was eating at with family, he would be parked outside her sister’s home, he even showed […] [Read More]
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