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Travis "Scuz" Satawhite is on trial for the 2006 homicide of Jermaine Reese, on Read Street, in Bridgeport, Conn. Contributed photo.

Murder jury ends 7th day of deliberations without a verdict

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BRIDGEPORT – Jurors in the trial of Travis “Scuz” Satawhite, accused of fatally shooting another man in 2006 following a 7-year vendetta, ended a seventh day of deliberations Tuesday without reaching a verdict. They are to continue deliberations Wednesday morning. The Superior Court jury has had an up and down ride so far. Twice the […] [Read More]
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Alleged killer faces store owner’s family in court

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BRIDGEPORT –The Salgado family had vowed they would be at every court hearing for their patriarch’s alleged killer and there they were Tuesday morning, sitting in the back of the courtroom as Leighton Vanderberg was brought out in handcuffs and leg shackles. Dressed in a bright-orange prison jumpsuit, the 22-year-old New Haven man stared at […] [Read More]
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Woman escapes abduction attempt near Harding High

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BRIDGEPORT – Police are searching for a man they say tried to kidnap a young woman in front of Harding High School Monday afternoon. Police said the man, who was wearing an New York Yankees striped shirt, grabbed the woman as she was walking in front of the school shortly after 3 p.m. and tried […] [Read More]
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Woman charged with ripping off Stratford bank

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STRATFORD – A Bridgeport woman has been charged with defrauding a local bank out of more than $2,000 in a phony check scheme. Anna Rodriguez, 25, of Bond Street, was charged Monday with first-degree forgery and third-degree larceny. She was released after posting $25,000 bond. Police said Rodriguez used a scheme similar to one that […] [Read More]
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Jurors excused in vendetta murder trial

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BRIDGEPORT -A fourth day of deliberations in the trial of Travis “Scuz” Satawhite, accused of fatally shooting another man in 2006 following a 7-year vendetta, was cut short Friday when three jurors were excused for work-related problems. Deliberations are to reconvene Monday with the three alternates being sworn in as regular jurors. Satawhite, 37, is […] [Read More]
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Man not guilty of sex assault on 4-year-old

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BRIDGEPORT – A city was found not guilty Friday of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old boy. A Superior Court jury deliberated about a day before finding Edwin Gomez, 25, of Gurdon Street, not guilty of first-degree sexual assault and illegal sexual contact with a child under 16. Gomez broke down in the courtroom following the verdict. […] [Read More]
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Easton landscaper gets 15 years for trying to hang wife

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BRIDGEPORT – It was clearly not what a class of middle school children was preparing to hear on their field trip to Superior Court Friday – an Easton mother describing in detail how her husband raped, choked and then tried to hang her from their garage ceiling. But there they were front and center in […] [Read More]
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No verdict in murder trial

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BRIDGEPORT – A third day of deliberations ended Thursday with no verdict in the trial of Travis “Scuz” Satawhite, accused of fatally shooting another man in 2006 following a 7-year vendetta. The jury of six men and six women are to continue deliberations Friday. Satawhite, 37, is accused of fatally shooting Jermaine “Baby Boy” Reese […] [Read More]
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