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Penalty Phase Resumes In Possible Death Penalty Case

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Richard Roszkowski (Coaurtesy Department of Correction)

Richard Roszkowski (Coaurtesy Department of Correction)

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A death penalty phase is resuming in the trial of a Connecticut man convicted of killing two adults and a 9-year-old girl in Bridgeport in 2006.

The penalty phase of former Trumbull resident Richard Roszkowski’s trial is set to continue Monday in Bridgeport Superior Court. The jury has only two choices: lethal injection or life in prison.

The 48-year-old Roszkowski was convicted in 2009 of capital felony and murder for fatally shooting his 39-year-old ex-girlfriend, Holly Flannery, her 9-year-old daughter, Kylie, and 38-year-old Thomas Gaudet in 2006.

The 2009 jury decided Roszkowski should be put to death, but a judge overturned the sentence because of a jury instruction error. A new penalty phase began Jan. 7 but was put on hold two weeks ago after the defense disclosed new documents.
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