Barbara Pelkey and her children, Kathryn, Linda, Art, and Amy. (Photo courtesy of the Pelkey family.)

Benefield Sentenced To 60 Years; DNA Cleared Previous Defendant

A man convicted in the 1986 killing of a Wallingford woman has been sentenced to sixty years in prison. Another man was cleared of the killing, after spending two decades behind bars.


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State Crime Lab Access To National DNA Database Restored

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The FBI has restored a Connecticut crime lab’s access to national DNA databanks. The forensic laboratory in Meriden has been struggling with a huge case backload and other problems identified in […]


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Jury Convicts Second Man In Wallingford Woman’s Murder After DNA Clears First

The jury has convicted a man of the 1986 killing of a mother of four, after another man who served 20 years in prison for the crime was exonerated.


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Audits Raise Questions About Meriden Crime Lab

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) _ Federal authorities are questioning the validity of DNA testing procedures at the Connecticut state police crime laboratory, according to preliminary audits of the Meriden facility.


Relatives of murder victim Carmen Lopez outside of Hartford Superior Court. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Miranda Guilty of Murder, Other Charges

Pedro Miranda of New Britain has been found of murder and three other charges by a Hartford Superior Court jury in the killing of 17-year-old Carmen Lopez of Hartford.


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Proposal Would Require DNA Tests of Suspects In Felonies

Connecticut requires DNA testing of convicted felons, but now a proposal at the legislature would require DNA testing of those accused of serious felonies.


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Rape Suspect: “Jekyll-and-Hyde”

A man who lived a Jekyll-and-Hyde lifestyle as he sexually assaulted women from Virginia to Rhode Island over 12 years asked, “Why haven’t you picked me up sooner?” when he was arrested last week, a prosecutor said Monday in court.


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DNA Leads To Warrant In Fatal Hit-Run

Hartford police say DNA evidence from the vehicle which struck and killed a Hartford Hospital employee helped lead them to a suspect in the case.


Defendant Acquitted in 1992 Strangulation of Bethel Man

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) _ A former Connecticut man charged last year with the 1992 strangulation of a Bethel man found dead in his home has been acquitted. The Danbury News Times reports that 49-year-old Donald […]


DNA Sample Ordered for Suspect in Police Shooting

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A 19-year-old Hartford man accused of shooting a city police officer in July has been ordered to submit a DNA sample to investigators. A judge on Thursday granted prosecutors’ request for […]