A New Haven man is suing the city and state for $20 million after he was charged with murder and spent 17 months in jail awaiting trial before prosecutors dropped the allegations.
Two friends of Aaron Hernandez were hanging out at the blue Cape-style house in Bristol when the NFL star beckoned them for an outing that ended with another friend’s slaying, authorities said. Days later, police searching the small home found an SUV, rented in Hernandez’s name, that Massachusetts authorities were seeking in connection with a July 2012 shooting that killed two people near a Boston night club.
A retired East Haven Police detective is under arrest by state police, charged in connection with missing cash from the evidence room of the police department.
Labor and human rights lawyers say a new Connecticut Supreme Court decision makes it harder for people to get new trials when they discover that key evidence was withheld from them.
The state says some DNA test kits purchased from a California supplier may have failed to produce a genetic profile for some evidence samples where only a small amount of genetic material was present.