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Man charged with raping 13-year-old girl in motel

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BRIDGEPORT – A 26-year-old city man was charged Tuesday with repeatedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl at a local motel. Travis Montana, was arrested in Pennsylvania and brought back to this state where he was arraigned before Superior Court Judge Robin Pavia. Montana was charged with first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to children […] [Read More]
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Corrections officer pleads not guilty in fatal hit and run

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BRIDGEPORT – A state corrections officer, charged in the horrific hit and run crash that killed a local woman and injured her young son, faced a judge Tuesday. Although dressed more demurely than her last court appearance, Patricia Daniels was nonetheless defiant as she stood before Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin. “Not guilty,” she emphasized […] [Read More]
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Former principal pleads not guilty to stealing student money

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BRIDGEPORT – A former city school principal pleaded not guilty Tuesday to stealing more than $10,000 from student activity funds which police said she gambled away at a casino. Marilyn Taylor stood beside her lawyer, Edward Vioni, and pleaded not guilty before Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin to first-degree larceny. She chose a trial by […] [Read More]
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Police: shooting victim wanted to rob drug dealer

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BRIDGEPORT – Jose Lebron was agitated. He was determined to relieve the city’s drug dealers of their ill-gotten gains, a friend told police. At about 5:45 p.m. on Feb. 20, Lebron was sitting in his Volkswagen Jetta parked on Shelton Street. A friend later told police he got into the car and immediately noticed Lebron […] [Read More]
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Mistrial in student murder case

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BRIDGEPORT – A jury of seven men and five women deadlocked six to six on a verdict in the trial of a local nurse charged with killing and dismembering an Eastern Connecticut State University student two years ago. “The court is declaring a mistrial,” Superior Court Judge John Kavanewsky announced as the victim’s mother sobbed […] [Read More]
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Florida woman convicted of torching Monroe house

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BRIDGEPORT — A Florida woman has been convicted of torching her former million-dollar home in Monroe for the insurance money. A Superior Court jury deliberated a day and a half before finding Amanda Azevedo, 39, guilty of first-degree arson, conspiracy to commit first-degree arson, conspiracy to commit insurance fraud, attempted first-degree larceny and conspiracy to […] [Read More]
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Murder jury asks to see – nothing

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BRIDGEPORT – A Superior Court jury will begin its fifth day of deliberations in the trial of a local nurse accused of killing and dismembering a college student-watching nothing. Corrinne Martin shuddered and then broke into tears as the jury, about to be released for the day, asked for a few more minutes Thursday afternoon. […] [Read More]
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Treatment center sued for alleged sex assault

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BRIDGEPORT – A local residential alcohol and drug treatment center is being sued by a New London woman who claims she was a victim of a center employee awaiting trial for allegedly sexually assaulting at least three female patients there. In the lawsuit filed Thursday in Superior Court, the woman, named in the suit as […] [Read More]
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