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Deliberations Begin In Penalty Phase Of Triple Murder Trial

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Richard Roszkowski (Coaurtesy Department of Correction)

Richard Roszkowski (Coaurtesy Department of Correction)

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut jury is beginning deliberations on whether to recommend the death penalty for a man convicted of killing two adults and a 9-year-old girl in Bridgeport in 2006.

Jurors were expected to begin deliberations Monday in Bridgeport Superior Court in the penalty phase of Richard Roszkowski’s trial. They only have two choices: lethal injection or life in prison.

The 49-year-old Roszkowski was convicted of capital felony and murder in 2009 for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend, Holly Flannery, her 9-year-old daughter, Kylie, and Thomas Gaudet in 2006.

A jury in 2009 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.
Connecticut abolished the death penalty in 2012, but only for future murders.

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