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Cold Case Arrest: 17 Years Later CT Murder Suspect Nabbed Out Of State Cold Case Arrest: 17 Years Later CT Murder Suspect Nabbed Out Of State
Cold Case Arrest: 17 Years Later CT Murder Suspect Nabbed Out Of State A man is in custody for allegedly killing an 18-year-old Connecticut man 17 years earlier. Ramon Smith, age 35, was extradited back to Connecticut from Warren, Maine, on Tuesday, June 4, where he was arrested on a warrant charging him with murder and criminal possession of a firearm in connection with the Sunday, March 25, 2007 death of Joshua McClelland of Hartford. According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police, on  March 25, 2007, at approximately 6:30 p.m., patrol officers responded to a report of a gunshot victim in the area of 250 Blue Hills Avenue.  Upon arriv…
CT Man Who Called 911 To Report Shooting Woman Found Guilty Of Murder CT Man Who Called 911 To Report Shooting Woman Found Guilty Of Murder
CT Man Who Called 911 To Report Shooting Woman Found Guilty Of Murder A year after a Connecticut man called 911 to report he had just shot a woman, he is headed to prison. New Haven County resident Leon Guerrero, age 31, of New Haven, was found guilty of murder by a jury on Wednesday, June 5, said John P. Doyle Jr., State’s Attorney for the District of New Haven. According to evidence introduced at trial, Guerrero shot the victim, Tayna Rodriguez, age 26, of New Haven, on Sunday, April 23, 2023.  The incident stemmed from an altercation between two men who were fighting on a New Haven street and did not involve Rodriguez, a single mother of a young son,…
'More Playtime': Rex Heuermann Used 'Planning Document' To Guide Gilgo Beach Murders, DA Says 'More Playtime': Rex Heuermann Used 'Planning Document' To Guide Gilgo Beach Murders, DA Says
'More Playtime': Rex Heuermann Used 'Planning Document' To Guide Gilgo Beach Murders, DA Says New details are shedding light on the lengths that accused Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann went to in hopes of getting away with his alleged murder spree. The 60-year-old Long Island resident, of Massapequa Park, was arraigned on two more charges of second-degree murder in Suffolk County Court on Thursday, June 6, in the killings of Jessica Taylor and Sandra Costilla. Heuermann was previously charged with the murders of four Gilgo Beach victims: Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman, Amber Lynn Costello, and Maureen Brainard-Barnes. Earlier Report: Gilgo Beach Murders: Suspect …
Gilgo Beach Murders: Suspect Rex Heuermann Charged In Deaths Of 2 More Women Gilgo Beach Murders: Suspect Rex Heuermann Charged In Deaths Of 2 More Women
Gilgo Beach Murders: Suspect Rex Heuermann Charged In Deaths Of 2 More Women Suspected Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann was formally charged with the murders of two additional women, bringing his alleged victim count to six and expanding the timeline of killings by two decades. Click here for a new, updated story - 'More Playtime': Rex Heuermann Used 'Planning Document' To Guide Gilgo Beach Murders, DA Says The 60-year-old Long Island resident, of Massapequa Park, was arraigned on two more charges of second-degree murder in Suffolk County Court on Thursday, June 6, in the killings of Jessica Taylor and Sandra Costilla. Taylor’s decapitated remains were dis…
Suspected Gilgo Beach Serial Killer Rex Heuermann To Be Charged With Fifth Murder, Report Says Suspected Gilgo Beach Serial Killer Rex Heuermann To Be Charged With Fifth Murder, Report Says
Suspected Gilgo Beach Serial Killer Rex Heuermann To Be Charged With Fifth Murder, Report Says The man accused in the Gilgo Beach serial killings will be charged with a fifth murder, CBS News reports. Long Island resident Rex Heuermann, of Massapequa Park, is expected to be indicted on the additional charge in Suffolk County Court on Thursday, June 6, sources told the outlet. Additional details about the charge, including the alleged victim’s identity, were not immediately available. Earlier Report: Gilgo Beach Murders: Pizza Crust Helped Nab Suspect Who Allegedly Taunted Victim's Family The news comes just weeks after a team of investigators – including officials from New Y…
Jennifer Dulos Case: Estranged Husband's Girlfriend Sentenced To Prison Jennifer Dulos Case: Estranged Husband's Girlfriend Sentenced To Prison
Jennifer Dulos Case: Estranged Husband's Girlfriend Sentenced To Prison Michelle Troconis, the girlfriend of the estranged husband of the murdered Connecticut mother of five, Jennifer Farber Dulos, has been sentenced to years in prison. 'My Mother Was Everything To Me': Jennifer Dulos' Children Speak Out For First Time Stamford/Norwalk State Attorney Paul J. Ferencek announced Friday, May 31, that Troconnis, age 49, formerly of Hartford County in Farmington, was sentenced to a total of 20 years in prison, suspended after 14 ½ years served, for conspiring to murder Jennifer Farber Dulos in May 2019 and then covering up the crime. Troconis faced 50 years in pr…
'My Mother Was Everything To Me': Jennifer Dulos' Children Speak Out For First Time 'My Mother Was Everything To Me': Jennifer Dulos' Children Speak Out For First Time
'My Mother Was Everything To Me': Jennifer Dulos' Children Speak Out For First Time The children of the slain Connecticut mother of five, Jennifer Farber Dulos, spoke for the first time on Friday, May 31, during the sentencing of Michelle Tronconis, who was found guilty of helping to cover up Dulos' murder. Click here for a new, updated story - Jennifer Dulos Case: Estranged Husband's Girlfriend Sentenced To Prison Troconis, age 49, the girlfriend of Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of Jennifer Farber Dulos, who is believed to have killed her, was found guilty in Stamford on Friday, March 1, of all counts, including conspiracy to commit murder, hindering prosecution, and…
Suspect In MA Restaurant, Movie Stabbings Charged For CT Homicide Suspect In MA Restaurant, Movie Stabbings Charged For CT Homicide
Suspect In MA Restaurant, Movie Stabbings Charged For CT Homicide A man who had been the subject of a multi-state manhunt in connection with several stabbings at a fast food restaurant and a movie theater in Massachusetts and a homicide in Connecticut has been captured following a car crash. Suspect Apprehended After Person Found Dead In Deep River Duke County, Massachusetts resident Jared Ravizza, age 26, of  Chilmark, was apprehended on Saturday, May 25, in Barnsdale County in Sandwich, Massachusetts, in connection with the stabbing death of Hartford County resident Bruce Feldman, age 70, of West Hartford. According to Connecticut State Pol…
Suspect Nabbed In Shooting Death Of Teen With Protective Order In Bridgeport Suspect Nabbed In Shooting Death Of Teen With Protective Order In Bridgeport
Suspect Nabbed In Shooting Death Of Teen With Protective Order In Bridgeport A Connecticut man has been charged with the alleged shooting death of a Fairfield County teenager. New Haven County resident Kiheem Tyquan Benbow, age 21, of Ansonia, was charged on Friday, April 26, with killing a 17-year-old, Romain Sterling, a Bridgeport resident.  During an investigation into Sterling's murder, Bridgeport Police served a search warrant on Behhow on Wednesday, April 24. During the search, officers found a 9mm semiautomatic ghost gun.  At that time, he was charged with illegal transfer of a pistol, criminal violation of a protective order, and carrying a firea…
CT Man Charged With Killing Wife During Domestic Dispute CT Man Charged With Killing Wife During Domestic Dispute
CT Man Charged With Killing Wife During Domestic Dispute A Connecticut man is behind bars for allegedly killing his wife during a domestic incident. The murder occurred in Hartford County around 11:30 a.m., Friday, April 26, on Wildwood Avenue in Simsbury. According to Lt. Brad Chase of the Simsbury Police, the department received a 911 call from a resident describing a physical altercation between Hartford County residents Qiu Rongfang, age 49, and Ding Sheng Lin, age 50, both of Simsbury. When police arrived, they found Rongfang with life-threatening injuries, Chase said. She was transported to Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, where she was…
CT Man Charged With Murder After Stabbing Wife In Neck, Police Say CT Man Charged With Murder After Stabbing Wife In Neck, Police Say
CT Man Charged With Murder After Stabbing Wife In Neck, Police Say A Connecticut man has been charged with murder for allegedly stabbing his wife in the neck with a knife during a domestic dispute. New Haven County resident Allen Bell, age 35, of Waterbury, was arrested in Waterbury on Friday, April 19. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, officers responded to a home on East Main Street around 5 a.m. on a report of a domestic dispute. Once inside, officer found a 43-year-old woman who had been stabbed in the neck. She was pronounced dead at the scene, Bessette said. Bessette said officers also located Bell, the victim's husband, at th…
US Marshals Nab Canadian Double Murder Suspect In CT US Marshals Nab Canadian Double Murder Suspect In CT
US Marshals Nab Canadian Double Murder Suspect In CT A man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for a 2022 double homicide has been nabbed by the US Marshals Service in Connecticut. Kensworth Alton Francis, 29, of Mississauga, Ontario, was arrested in Hartford on Tuesday, March 26. York Regional Police said they are working to extradite Francis to the York Region. According to Constable James Dickson of the York Regional Police, on Saturday, July 23, 2022, around 3:30 a.m., York Regional Police responded to the ATL Lounge in the City of Vaughan for a report of shots fired. When officers arrived, they located three victims with gunshot …
Teen Charged In Shooting Death Of Victim Known As 'Noodles' In Bridgeport Teen Charged In Shooting Death Of Victim Known As 'Noodles' In Bridgeport
Teen Charged In Shooting Death Of Victim Known As 'Noodles' In Bridgeport A 19-year-old Fairfield County resident has been charged with the murder of another teenage man known as "Noodles." Related: 18-Year-Old Found Shot Dead Inside Apartment In Bridgeport Romaine Morgan of Bridgeport was arrested Tuesday, March 12 for the Thursday, March 7, murder of Kejohn Johnson, aka Noodles, found inside an Olive Street apartment shot to death. According to Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police, Morgan was charged with: Murder Tampering with evidence Carrying a pistol without a permit.  He is being held on a $2 million bond. "Outstanding job by Bridg…
Duo Nabbed For Murder Of Stamford Man Duo Nabbed For Murder Of Stamford Man
Duo Nabbed For Murder Of Stamford Man Charges for two Fairfield County men allegedly involved in the death of another man have been upgraded from assault to murder following an investigation. The Stamford Police Department Major Crimes Unit Squad in conjunction with the Stamford State’s Attorney’s Office has concluded its homicide investigation of Modesto Santiago-Gomez, age 20, found during the overnight hours on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023, said Capt. Thomas Scanlon of the Stamford Police. Scanlon said the two suspects in the incident, Orlando Gomez-Perez age 18, and Juan Carlos Perez-Perez, age 25, both…
Missing Mom Case: Ex-Girlfriend Of Estranged Husband Convicted Of Murder Conspiracy Missing Mom Case: Ex-Girlfriend Of Estranged Husband Convicted Of Murder Conspiracy
Missing Mom Case: Ex-Girlfriend Of Estranged Husband Convicted Of Murder Conspiracy After three days of deliberations, a jury found the ex-girlfriend of the estranged husband of Connecticut mother of five Jennifer Farber Dulos guilty in connection with her disappearance nearly five years ago in a case in which Dulos, who has never been found, has been declared legally dead. Related: Missing New Canaan Mom Of 5 Jennifer Dulos Declared Dead By Judge Michelle Troconis, age 49, was found guilty in Stamford on Friday, March 1, of all counts including conspiracy to commit murder, hindering prosecution, and evidence tampering.  She is being held on a $6 million bond,…
29-Year-Old From Connecticut Focus Of Netflix Documentary On His Mom's Mysterious Death On Boat 29-Year-Old From Connecticut Focus Of Netflix Documentary On His Mom's Mysterious Death On Boat
29-Year-Old From Connecticut Focus Of Netflix Documentary On His Mom's Mysterious Death On Boat A 29-year-old from Connecticut who was accused of killing his mother and grandfather is the focus of a new Netflix documentary on the mysterious deaths.  Netflix said earlier this month the documentary will explore the mysteries surrounding Middlesex County native Nathan Carman, of Middletown, who was accused of killing his mother Linda Carman while on a fishing trip in 2016, and his grandfather, John Chakalos. three years earlier in 2013. Carman, who died while in police custody last year, allegedly killed his mother while fishing off the coast of Rhode Island on the family boat.…
Suspect Nabbed In Shooting Death Of 44-Year-Old CT Man, Police Say Suspect Nabbed In Shooting Death Of 44-Year-Old CT Man, Police Say
Suspect Nabbed In Shooting Death Of 44-Year-Old CT Man, Police Say A Connecticut resident has been charged in the alleged shooting death of another man. The incident took place in New Haven County around 2 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 4 in the area of 701-703 Campbell Avenue in West Haven. According to the West Haven Police, officers discovered a man with multiple gun shot wounds and transported him to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. The victim has been identified as Hector Dominguez, age 44, of Wet Haven, police said. A crime scene was established and the West Haven Police Detective Division assumed the investigation. Following an investigation o…
18-Year-Old CT Woman Accused Of Shooting Man In Back Of Head, Killing Him 18-Year-Old CT Woman Accused Of Shooting Man In Back Of Head, Killing Him
18-Year-Old CT Woman Accused Of Shooting Man In Back Of Head, Killing Him A man who was shot in the back of the head allegedly by an 18-year-old Connecticut woman has died from his injuries. The incident began on Tuesday, Jan. 30, in New Haven County when police found a man shot in the back of the head when responding to a car crash behind Bertie's Restaurant in Waterbury. The man, identified as Keno Williams, age 38, of Waterbury, died on Tuesday, Feb. 6 from his injuries, said Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police. After Williams was found in the car, investigators identified Angela Bodden-Mitchell, of Waterbury, as a suspect and obtained an arrest warrant…
Suspect In Murder Of NY Woman Fatally Shoots Himself In Front Of Cops In Stamford Suspect In Murder Of NY Woman Fatally Shoots Himself In Front Of Cops In Stamford
Suspect In Murder Of NY Woman Fatally Shoots Himself In Front Of Cops In Stamford A man who had allegedly murdered a woman earlier in the day in the Hudson Valley shot and killed himself in Connecticut in front of police when cornered. The incident began around 9 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 31 in Rockland County when the Ramapo Police discovered a 56-year-old woman lying on the ground on Innwood Drive suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in the Hillcrest section of Ramapo. The woman was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern by Spring Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps where she was pronounced dead, said Lt. Chris Franklin of the Ramapo Police. The Ramapo Police Inve…
CT Corrections Officer Charged With Murder In Road-Rage Shooting, Police Say CT Corrections Officer Charged With Murder In Road-Rage Shooting, Police Say
CT Corrections Officer Charged With Murder In Road-Rage Shooting, Police Say A 32-year-old Connecticut corrections officer has been charged with the alleged murder of another man during a road-rage incident. William Lucky Jr., of North Haven, turned himself in to Connecticut State Police on Tuesday, Jan. 23 for the shooting which took place on I-691 on Jan. 14 in Meriden. According to the arrest warrant and information from State Police, Lucky admitted to shooting Middlesex County resident Scott Kracke, age 49, of Middlefield, during a confrontation on the side of I-691 in Meriden after a road rage incident. A police investigation found that Kracke, driving a 2018 …
Missing Fairfield County Mother Of 5 Jennifer Dulos Declared Dead By Judge Missing Fairfield County Mother Of 5 Jennifer Dulos Declared Dead By Judge
Missing Fairfield County Mother Of 5 Jennifer Dulos Declared Dead By Judge A missing Connecticut mother of five has been declared dead by a judge after being missing for more than four years. Fairfield County resident Jennifer Farber Dulos, age 50, of New Canaan, was declared dead officially by a judge on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023, according to ABC News 7. Related story: Missing New Canaan Mom Of Five Feared For Her Life, Reports Say Dulos' mother, Gloria Farber, who is the guardian of her children, had petitioned the court to declare Jennifer dead to protect the children's assets, the news outlet reported. Dulos, whose body has never been found was last se…
Latest Update: Woman Caused Daughter's Death By Bringing Her Into CT River, Police Say Latest Update: Woman Caused Daughter's Death By Bringing Her Into CT River, Police Say
Latest Update: Woman Caused Daughter's Death By Bringing Her Into CT River, Police Say A 24-year-old woman has been charged with murder after allegedly intentionally drowning her 2-year-old child in the Connecticut River following several crashes, police announced.  Middlesex County resident Devoni Miller of Cromwell was arrested by Connecticut State Police on Thursday, Dec. 21 in connection with the death of her daughter, Deroyal Miller, in September 2023, authorities announced.  State Police took Miller into custody shortly after she was arrested by Cromwell Police in connection to a crash that occurred just before the child's death.  Earlier Repo…
Man Who Planned Stamford Jewelry Store Heist That Caused Owner's Death Gets Prison Time Man Who Planned Stamford Jewelry Store Heist That Caused Owner's Death Gets Prison Time
Man Who Planned Stamford Jewelry Store Heist That Caused Owner's Death Gets Prison Time A 66-year-old New York man will spend decades in prison for planning a Connecticut jewelry store robbery that resulted in the death of the business's owner. White Plains resident Thomas Liberatore was sentenced on Monday, Dec. 18 to 32 years in federal prison for his involvement in the March 2020 robbery of Marco Jewelers in Stamford that left the owner dead, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced.  Earlier Report - Get-Away Driver During Murder Of Stamford Jeweler Sentenced According to federal officials, on the day of the robbery, March 28, 2020…
22-Year-Old Man Found Shot Dead On CT Roadway 22-Year-Old Man Found Shot Dead On CT Roadway
22-Year-Old Man Found Shot Dead On CT Roadway Police in Connecticut are searching for a suspect after a 22-year-old man was found shot to death on a roadway. The incident took place in New Haven County on Sunday, Dec. 17 around 4:30 p.m. in Waterbury outside on Kenyon Street. When officers arrived, the unidentified victim was unresponsive and transported to Saint Mary’s Hospital where he later died, said Lt. Ryan Bessette, of the Waterbury Police. Major Crimes detectives are actively investigating this incident.  Anyone with information is requested to contact the WPD Detective Bureau at 203-574-6941 or Crime Stoppers anony…
Man Kills Accomplice To Stop Him From Snitching On 2 Murders In CT: Here's His Sentence Man Kills Accomplice To Stop Him From Snitching On 2 Murders In CT: Here's His Sentence
Man Kills Accomplice To Stop Him From Snitching On 2 Murders In CT: Here's His Sentence An illegal firearms dealer will spend the rest of his life in prison for kidnapping and murdering two people in Connecticut before killing his accomplice to stop him from confessing to authorities.  North Carolina resident Edward Michael Parks of Raleigh, age 37, also known as "Lee" and "Trouble," was sentenced on Monday, Dec. 11 to three consecutive life sentences for killing two men in New Haven County and killing a third man to stop him from telling law enforcement about the murders, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced.  Earlier Report -&nbs…
CT 20-Year-Old Charged With Murder Of Man Found Lying In Driveway CT 20-Year-Old Charged With Murder Of Man Found Lying In Driveway
CT 20-Year-Old Charged With Murder Of Man Found Lying In Driveway A 20-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with the murder of another man found dead in a driveway. Sahvone Valentine, of Hartford, was arrested Tuesday, Dec. 12, for his involvement in the homicide of Abdul-Jalil Humphrey on Friday, July 14, in New Haven County on Hodge Avenue in Ansonia.  The arrest of Valentine was the result of a multi-agency investigation where a second suspect, Jada Artis, age 17 of Ansonia, was arrested on Sunday, Nov. 3, said Lt. Patrick Lynch of the Ansonia Police.  On the afternoon of July 14, police found Humphrey, of Ansonia, suffering from multip…
4 Bridgeport Gang Members Convicted, 8 Murders, 20 Attempted Murders Solved 4 Bridgeport Gang Members Convicted, 8 Murders, 20 Attempted Murders Solved
4 Bridgeport Gang Members Convicted, 8 Murders, 20 Attempted Murders Solved Four gang members have been found guilty of racketeering related to their involvement in a violent Connecticut street gang. Bridgeport residents found guilty on Tuesday, Dec. 5 included: Keishawn Donald, age 22 Trevon Wright, also known as “Tre,” age 22 Eric Hayes, also known as “Heavyweight Champ,” age 26 Travon Jones, also known as “Budda,” age 21 According to the evidence presented during a month-long trial, the FBI, ATF, DEA, US Marshals Service, and Bridgeport Police have been investigating multiple Bridgeport-based gangs whose members are involved in narcotics trafficking, murder, a…
Beloved Nurse Remembered After Being Found Dead In CT Basement: 'Always Went Extra Step' Beloved Nurse Remembered After Being Found Dead In CT Basement: 'Always Went Extra Step'
Beloved Nurse Remembered After Being Found Dead In CT Basement: 'Always Went Extra Step' A beloved mother, grandmother, and wife who dedicated her life to doing everything she could for her patients as a visiting nurse is being remembered following her murder in a Connecticut residence.  Joyce Grayson, age 63, died on Saturday, Oct. 28 after going missing while she was performing her duties as a visiting nurse at a residence in the Windham County municipality of Willimantic. Grayson was reported missing by her family around 2 p.m. on Saturday, prompting Willimantic Police to search the area of Chapman Street. After finding her vehicle, officers tracked her to a nearby resi…
CT Woman Helps Cover Up Killing Of Father Of 3, Sells His Belongings: Here's Her Sentence CT Woman Helps Cover Up Killing Of Father Of 3, Sells His Belongings: Here's Her Sentence
CT Woman Helps Cover Up Killing Of Father Of 3, Sells His Belongings: Here's Her Sentence A Connecticut woman will spend time in prison after helping to cover up the kidnapping and murder of a Massachusetts man on Christmas Eve, officials announced.  Hartford County resident Shamari Smith, age 34, of Manchester, also known as "Dakota," was sentenced on Friday, Oct. 13 to 25 months in prison for helping to cover up the murder of 28-year-old Francisco Roman, Jr. in December 2020, the US Attorney's Office for District of Connecticut announced.  Earlier Report: Murder Conviction: Manchester Woman Admits To Role In 2020 Killing Of Father Of 3 According …
Man Bludgeons Father To Death In Patterson: Police Man Bludgeons Father To Death In Patterson: Police
Man Bludgeons Father To Death In Patterson: Police New, updated report - Support Swells For Father Bludgeoned To Death In Patterson: 'He Gave Best Hugs' A 33-year-old man faces murder charges after allegedly bludgeoning his father to death in the Hudson Valley, police said. The man's arrest stemmed from an incident in Putnam County on Sunday, Sept. 10, when New York State Police responded to a residence on River Road in Patterson for a reported domestic incident.  Following this, 33-year-old James C. Cherry III was arrested for allegedly bludgeoning his father, 56-year-old James C. Cherry Jr., to death, police said. Ch…
Search For Fugitive Northeast Killer Now 'Nationwide' Manhunt, Police Say Search For Fugitive Northeast Killer Now 'Nationwide' Manhunt, Police Say
Search For Fugitive Northeast Killer Now 'Nationwide' Manhunt, Police Say Danelo Cavalcante has somehow slipped by the hundreds of law enforcement officers in Pennsylvania and neighboring states searching for him in the Longwood Gardens, and though authorities believe he is still in Pennsylvania, they are now describing the search as a "nationwide" manhunt.  The 34-year-old fugitive killer was captured on home surveillance footage on the porch of a residence in northern Chester County near Phoenixville, sometime late Saturday, Sept. 9, Pennsylvania State Police said. By Sunday morning, Sept. 10, troopers said they had received leads that Cavalcante was no longer…