Murder Conviction Upheld
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Connecticut Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of a former Watertown man serving a 40-year prison sentence for killing a motorcycle club leader in Torrington in 2008.
Fifty-eight-year-old Kevin Campbell argued that he fatally shot Roland Lagasse in self-defense outside the headquarters of the Forbidden Motorcycle Club, and he wouldn’t have been arrested if Connecticut had a stand-your-ground law.
But the Supreme Court on Monday rejected Campbell’s appeal. Campbell’s arguments included that prosecutorial impropriety deprived him of a fair trial and the trial judge wrongly rejected the testimony of defense expert witnesses.
Witnesses said Lagasse fought with Campbell’s.
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