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Grand Jury Returns Indictment In Murder Of Potential Witness

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Two Hartford men face federal charges in connection with the 2010 murder of a potential witness in a drug case.  A grand jury in Hartford returned the indictment naming 23-year-old Dominique Mack, known as “Lil Sweets,”  and 23-year-old Keronn Miller,  also known as “Fresh.”

Prosecutors say Ian Francis of Hartford and another person were potential witnesses against Mack in a federal narcotics case.  FrancIs was shot multiple times while sitting in his car on Sigourney Street December 21,  2010. He died in the hospital about three weeks later.

Both men are charged with witness tampering murder and conspiracy to commit witness tampering murder.  Mack also faces a weapons charge because he is a convicted felony.  If they are convictred, the witness tampering murder charges  carry a mandatory lifetime term of imprisonment and a possible death sentence if prosecutors seek the death penalty in the case.

The indictment follows a joint law enforcement investigation headed by the FBI’s Northern Connecticut Violent Crimes and Gang Task Force and the Hartford Police Department’s Major Crimes Division.

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