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Connecticut Death Row Inmate On Hunger Strike Speaks Out

An inmate whose death sentence was overturned last year said he is on a hunger strike to protest his continuing imprisonment on death row, where he is subject to the same restrictions as those still facing execution.


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State Supreme Court Hears Arguments In 1987 Manchester Murder

A prosecutor urged the state Supreme Court on Tuesday to deny a new trial for Richard Lapointe, a brain-damaged man whose supporters have been trying for two decades to win his freedom on claims he was wrongfully convicted of killing his ex-wife’s 88-year-old grandmother.


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Jury Selection For Penalty Phase In Murder Trial

Jury selection is beginning in the death penalty trial of a Connecticut man who fatally shot two adults and a 9-year-old girl in 2006.


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Jury Selection To Begin In Witness Bribery Case

ROCKVILLE, Conn. (AP) _ Jury selection is beginning in the case of a private investigator charged with bribing a witness to recant testimony against two men whose murder convictions were overturned but later reinstated. Potential […]


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Principal Faces Abuse Accusations

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ Two Bridgeport school employees have testified that an elementary school principal was abusive to students, including hitting a boy who suffers seizures in the head and dragging a crying girl by […]


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State Supreme Court Declines to Address Email Warrants

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Connecticut Supreme Court has declined to address whether state judges can issue search warrants for email accounts maintained by out-of-state companies like Google. The court took up the issue in […]


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Death Penalty Discussion Set for Tuesday

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Connecticut Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on whether the state’s repeal of the death penalty for future crimes violates the constitutional rights of the 11 men on the […]


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Judge In Doctor Murder Case Requests Guidance From State High Court

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut judge overseeing the case of a doctor charged with murdering a Yale University physician is asking the state Supreme Court for guidance on who should pay for the […]


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Another Murder Trial For Death Row Inmate

A former Bridgeport drug dealer who is on death row for ordering the killings of a woman and her 8-year-old son is facing another murder trial next month.


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State Supreme Court Hears Ballot-Line Dispute

The Connecticut Supreme Court is hearing arguments on whether Republican candidates should get the top line on the state’s November ballot.