Death Row

Russell Peeler (Courtesy Connecticut Department of Correction)

Testimony Underway In Second Trial Of Death-Row Inmate

One of two boys riding in a car during a 1997 drive-by shooting in Bridgeport has testified he saw death-row inmate Russell Peeler fire the shots that hit that vehicle.


Russell Peeler (Courtesy Connecticut Department of Correction)

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.


Kevin Kane (Leslloyd F. Alleyne/Journal Inquirer/Pool)

Arguments Underway Over Equity Of Death Penalty Prosecutions

Connecticut’s top prosecutor testified Wednesday the state had no written policies on when to seek the death penalty but that state law provided enough guidance.