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State Police probing East Hartford taser death

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HARTFORD-The State Police Central District Major Crime Squad has taken over the April 13 death of a Manchester man who was tasered by East Hartford police. State Police Lt. J. Paul Vance said Crime Squad detectives gather physical and forensic evidence from the scene. They also interviewed witnesses. Jose Maldonado, 22, died after he Police […] [Read More]
Sheldon Hayley arrested by Ansonia PD

Ansonia PD make marijuana bust

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ANSONIA-A motor vehicle stop on Division Street led to the arrest of a 34-year-old city man on marijuana charges. Shelton Hayley of 231 North Main Street faces charges stemming from his possession of 2.6 grams of marijuana and $919 found in his pockets. Members of the Anti-Crime unit charged Hayley with possession of marijuana; possession […] [Read More]

Jury convicts Ansonia man in 2012 Derby murder

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MILFORD- A 12-member jury deliberated for just two hours Tuesday afternoon before convicting Cordaryl Silva in the May 12, 2012 murder of Javon Zimmerman outside R.J.’s Cafe in Derby. Silva apparently failed to convince the jury that one of his “boys” who he declined to identify was responsible. Senior State’s Attorney Charles Stango with help […] [Read More]
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Jury deliberating Derby murder

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MILFORD -The fate of Cordaryl Silva accused of murdering Javon Zimmerman outside a Derby bar now rests with a six-man six-woman jury. Superior Court Judge Denise Markle turned the case over to the jury just before 2:10 pm. The deliberations began following a hectic morning marked by Silva’s outbursts and Markle’s threat to remove him […] [Read More]
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Silva murder case to go to jury

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MILFORD-Cordaryl Silva took his chance with a jury trial. Sometime this afternoon the 12 member jury will begin deliberating his fate on a charge that he murdered Javon Zimmerman, an Ansonia drug dealer outside R.J.’s Cafe in Derby. The May 12, 2012 shooting was the last in a series of murders and shootings in the […] [Read More]
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Bombing plotter busted

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BRIDGEPORT-FBI agents arrested a High Ridge Drive resident recorded planning to use a radio-controlled plan to bomb a federal building in Connecticut and an out-of-state educational institution. Neither of the locations are identified specifically in documents filed Monday in federal court by FBI Special Agent Anabela Sharp which led to Monday’s arrest of El Mehdi […] [Read More]

Ansonia probing copper pipe thefts

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ANSONIA-Police are investigating the break-ins and thefts of copper piping from four vacant homes on the city’s west side. Police said the thieves are apparently casing homes they believe are vacant, breaking in through the basement during evening hours and cutting out copper piping. Lt. Andrew Cota said the burglarized homes are located on Hall […] [Read More]

Silva denies he killed Zimmerman

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MILFORD-Cordaryl Silva denied Friday that he was the gunman who shot Javon Zimmerman to death outside RJ’s Cafe in Derby May 12, 2012. Instead Silva believes it was “his boy” who he declined to identify because “those people got his back.” For nearly 90 minutes Silva testified non stop about the drug game in the […] [Read More]
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Accused murderer links Valley killings to Zimmerman gang

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MILFORD-Cordaryl Silva on trial for allegedly killing Javon Zimmerman told Ansonia Police that the 2009 murders of Bernice McFadden on Ansonia’s Olson Drive and the drive by killing of Ridney Baldwin were committed by Zimmerman’s drug dealing gang. The claim was made in a May 15, 2012 detailed conversation with Ansonia Det. Kristen Hunt and […] [Read More]
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Accused murderer called informant

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MILFORD-The accused killer of a convicted Ansonia drug dealer was identified as an informant working for Ansonia police in building a case against the dealer. Derby Police Det. Sgt. John Netto testified Wednesday at the murder trial of Cordaryl Silva that the defendant would only meet with Derby Police at the Ansonia Police Department. Netto […] [Read More]