BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ The fate of a New York man accused of killing a husband and wife during a robbery at their Connecticut jewelry store in 2005 is in the hands of a jury.

The jury in Christopher DiMeo’s murder trial is expected to start deliberating Tuesday in Bridgeport Superior Court after final statements from lawyers.

The Connecticut Post reports that the jury on Monday heard from Nicole Pearce, DiMeo’s former girlfriend. Pearce, who is in a hospital battling terminal cancer, testified Friday and the recording was played in court Monday.

DiMeo, a former Queens resident, is accused of shooting Fairfield jewelers Tim and Kim Donnelly. He faces the death penalty if convicted.

DiMeo’s lawyers have conceded their client killed the couple in February 2005, but say he didn’t intend to kill them.
Information from: Connecticut Post,

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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