Carter Rejects Plea Deal In Tiana Notice Murder

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) _ A Bloomfield man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend has rejected a plea deal and will now go to trial.

James Carter II on Thursday in New Britain Superior Court turned down a deal which would have sent him to prison for 45 years for the February 2009 stabbing death of Tiana Notice in Plainville.

If convicted of murder at trial, he faces up to 60 years behind bars.

A judge says the trial will start in either April or May.

Prosecutors and defense lawyers had no comment.

The 30-year-old Carter is accused of stabbing Notice on Valentine’s Day just hours after it was reported to police that he was violating a restraining order in trying to contact her. Carter is being held on $3 million bond after pleading not guilty.

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

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