Man charged in slaying of 22-year-old woman details ‘kidnapping kit’

Jeremiah Connelly, accused in Jeanna Wilcoxen’s death, was granted parole three months earlier despite not completing a violence-reduction program. Black duct tape. A breaker bar. Energy drinks.Those were the items in Jeremiah Connelly’s so-called “kidnapping kit” that he went to fetch before he abducted, sexually assaulted and fatally smothered a…

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Police seize more suspected heroin in New London

New London Police Department NEW LONDON — Village police used its second drug-related search warrant in three days and made a separate, felony warrant arrest Saturday.Ten officers, including New London Police Chief Mike Marko, executed the warrant about 6:15 p.m. at 35 Westwood Drive. Police said they seized suspected heroin,…

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Jury finds Enfield man tried to punch cop late at night, after drinking

After a brief deliberation, a Hartford Superior Court jury on Monday convicted an Enfield man of trying to punch one of the town’s police officers after the officer told him to stop walking in the street in an alcohol-fueled late-night incident in July.The jury also convicted Michael E. Hicks, 45,…

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Stabbing happened as birthday celebration took bad turn

ENFIELD — When Jason Passalacqua went to his friend Mark Quinn’s house Saturday, they planned to celebrate his 19th birthday by smoking marijuana and playing video games, according to police.But before the day was out, Passalacqua was in custody, and Quinn was brought to the hospital, after Passalacqua “flipped out”…

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Woman may avoid conviction in fight that led to shooting

A woman who was involved in a late-night fight in January at a food store on Main Street in East Hartford, during which a man was shot in the thigh, will have the chance to emerge without a criminal conviction.The woman — Raven Symone Brucelis, 26, who has lived on…

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Ex head of DEA post in Colombia cleared in misconduct probe

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The former head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's high-profile office in Colombia has been cleared of wrongdoing following a probe of misconduct allegations, including accusations that he used government resources to hire prostitutes.A DEA letter addressed to Richard Dobrich said the investigation turned up "no…

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Fall River police arrest man charged in 2013 Providence homicide

Hide caption By Amanda Burke / Fall River Herald NewsFALL RIVER — The man who spent five years running from a first-degree murder charge in Providence, after he allegedly rammed his car into another vehicle then shot the driver to death in 2013, was arrested Sunday night in Fall River.Kongvannark…

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Reputed gangbanger charged with murder of FDNY firefighter

Modal Trigger Joseph Desmond A reputed Latin Kings gangbanger was charged with murder in Brooklyn Tuesday for allegedly beating an off-duty firefighter to death in a road-rage incident .Joseph Desmond, 29, is accused of fatally beating Faizal Coto, 33, with a “hard object” after they got into a minor accident…

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Jury selection begins Tuesday in Cumberland murder trial

Jeremiah Monell, 33, is charged in the December 2016 murder of Tara O’Shea-Watson, 35, who was found stabbed to death in her home in the Laurel Lake section of Commercial Township. Jeremiah Monell, 33, is charged in the December 2016 murder of Tara O’Shea-Watson, 35. Monell led police on a…

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No death penalty for Wyoming man charged in wife’s killing

POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming prosecutor says he won't seek the death penalty for a 76-year-old man accused of killing his wife.The Powell Tribune reports that Park County Prosecuting Attorney Bryan Skoric announced the decision in a court filing in the first-degree murder case against Dennis Klingbeil of Wapiti.Klingbeil…

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