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Recent Crime News
Thursday Oct 16 | via The Hartford Courant
A 23-year-old Hartford man was sentenced to 22 years in prison and eight years of special parole after pleading guilty Thursday as part of a plea agreement to first-degree sexual assault, two counts of first-degree robbery and attempted burglary. Christopher Mankins admitted robbing the same Heath Street grocery store twice in three days, and admitted that he sexually assaulted a young girl. Comment?
Wednesday Oct 15 | via The Hartford Courant
A key prosecution witness in the Eugene Mallove murder trial broke down on the witness stand Wednesday morning, prompting a judge to halt testimony and take a short recess. Candace Foster cried and could barely speak after admitting she lied to police about her involvement in the prominent energy scientist's May 2004 murder. Comment?
Saturday Oct 4 | via The Hartford Courant
Hartford police officers stormed a Garden Street apartment and captured an ex-convict who had been in hiding since he was identified as a suspect in a shooting a week ago. Deputy Chief Brian J. Foley said heavily armed officers, with support from the state police and homeland security department officers, arrested Jose "Cheo" Rodriguez, 38, at 665 Garden St. Foley said the victim last week had been shot in the vicinity of the apartment and the investigation led to Rodriguez. Comment?
Thursday Oct 2 | via The Hartford Courant
The case of Scott Gellatly, the Oxford man accused of fatally shooting his wife and seriously wounding her mother, was continued Thursday in Superior Court. Gellatly, 46, has pleaded not guilty to multiple counts including charges of murder, criminal attempt to commit murder, first-degree assault, home invasion, first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary. Comment?
Wednesday Oct 1 | via The Hartford Courant
Chris Donato suspected the Ecstasy pills he bought from a guy known as "Hood" were fake, Donato's friend testified Wednesday in Superior Court. ndrew Zippin, Donato's friend from college, testified that Donato hoped to talk to "Hood" about the pills. Comment?
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