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  • Former schoolmates resolve Groton restaurant shootin...

    Thursday Aug 9 | via TheDay.Com 

    Three former schoolmates charged in connection with a botched robbery in October 2016 that ended in a shooting  at the 99 Restaurant & Pub in Groton have been sentenced recently in New London Superior Court. Groton Town Police say Timothy B. McKoy of Groton, now 20, Cevon T. Riley and Renso Gonzalez, both 19 and of New London, had attended high school together and planned to rob another teen when he arrived to sell them an ounce of marijuana.

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    Wednesday Aug 1 | via TheDay.Com 

    To continue reading this premium story, you need to become a member. Click below to take advantage of an exclusive offer for new members: Angel Martinez, 23, of Bronx, N.Y., was charged Wednesday with first-degree larceny, identity theft, criminal impersonation and two counts of second-degree forgery.

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  • Man who shot good Samaritan convicted of manslaughter

    Friday Jul 27 | via Norwalk Citizen News 

    A jury has convicted a man who fatally shot a good Samaritan who stepped in to stop an assault on a woman outside a Connecticut bar. The Day reports that Dante Hughes was convicted Thursday of first-degree manslaughter in the December 2016 shooting of 24-year-old Joey Gingerella outside Ryan's Pub in Groton.

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  • Groton fatal shooting suspect found guilty of mansla...

    Thursday Jul 26 | via WTNH 

    A man accused of killing a good Samaritan who police say intervened in an assault on a woman outside a Connecticut bar in 2016 has been found guilty of manslaughter with a firearm. Dante Hughes faced multiple charges in connection with the December 10, 2016 shooting death of 24-year-old Joey Gingerella outside Ryan's Pub in Groton .

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  • Hughes faces up to 50 years in prison for Joey Ginge...

    Thursday Jul 26 | via The Day 

    Defendant Dante A. Hughes, left, looks on, with his attorney Walter D. Hussey during the first day of testimony on the fatal shooting of Joey Gingerella, in New London Superior Court on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. A New London jury has found the man who shot and killed Joey Gingerella in December 2011 guilty of first-degree manslaughter with a firearm, the lesser of two charges they had the option to consider.

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  • PD: Niantic man arrested after crashing into car, bu...

    Tuesday Jul 24 | via WTNH 

    Officials say Maxwell Nucci, 29, of Niantic first hit a vehicle on Drozdyk Drive before crashing his car into a condominium complex at 68 Buddington Road. According to authorities, investigation shows that he was under the influence and talking on the phone without the use of a hands-free device during the incident.

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  • 3-year-old hospitalized, driver arrested in Groton c...

    Tuesday Jul 24 | via The Day 

    To continue reading this premium story, you need to become a member. Click below to take advantage of an exclusive offer for new members: Groton - An intoxicated man who left the scene of a crash he caused on Drozdyk Drive Monday evening later crashed into a building on Buddington Road, sending his 3-year-old passenger to the hospital, town police said.

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  • Jurors hear arguments, begins deliberating at Hughes...

    Monday Jul 23 | via The Day 

    To continue reading this premium story, you need to become a member. Click below to take advantage of an exclusive offer for new members: Jurors in New London Superior Court heard closing arguments Monday morning at the murder trial of Dante Hughes and began deliberating in the late afternoon after Judge Barbara Bailey Jongbloed instructed them on the law in the case.

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  • Girlfriend of murder defendant insists she doesn't r...

    Tuesday Jul 17 | via TheDay.Com 

    The woman at the center of Joey Gingerella's shooting death in the parking lot of Ryan's Pub in December 2016 disowned much of what she had told police during two recorded interrogations when she testified Tuesday at the murder trial of her boyfriend, Dante A. Hughes. "I was really, really intoxicated the first time," Latoya Knight testified under cross-examination by Hughes' attorney, Walter D. Hussey.

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  • Testimony: Hughes told uncle after Gingerella murder...

    Monday Jul 16 | via The Day 

    To continue reading this premium story, you need to become a member. Click below to take advantage of an exclusive offer for new members: Accused killer Dante A. Hughes went to his uncle's home hours after Joey Gingerella had been fatally shot in Groton and said, "I shot somebody," according to testimony Monday morning at Hughes' trial in New London Superior Court.

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  • Police charge New London woman in severe stabbing

    Jul 14, 2018 | via The Day 

    Groton - A New London woman has been charged in the stabbing of a Groton woman after an assault Friday, police said in a release Saturday. About 6:43 p.m. Friday, police were called to the Pequot Medical Center in Groton for a report of a patient with stab wounds.

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  • Jury, spectators hear Gingerella's final moments on ...

    Jul 12, 2018 | via The Day 

    To continue reading this premium story, you need to become a member. Click below to take advantage of an exclusive offer for new members: Defendant Dante A. Hughes, listens to testimony during the first day of testimony Wednesday in his murder trial in New London Superior Court.

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  • Former Employee Of Groton Defense Contractor Request...

    Jul 12, 2018 | via The Hartford Courant 

    An electrical engineer convicted of stealing secrets from a Groton defense contractor has requested a new trial, alleging the federal government misrepresented or did not give his attorneys key evidence that led to his conviction of pilfering trade secrets. An electrical engineer convicted of stealing secrets from a Groton defense contractor has requested a new trial, alleging the federal government misrepresented or did not give his attorneys key evidence that led to his conviction of pilfering trade secrets.

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  • Courtroom hears Gingerella's final moments on 911 call

    Jul 12, 2018 | via The Day 

    Defendant Dante A. Hughes, listens to testimony during the first day of testimony Wednesday in his murder trial in New London Superior Court. Homicide victim Joey Gingerella's moans of pain in the moments before his death were broadcast in a New London courtroom Thursday morning when the state played a 911 call placed by the bar patron who was within feet of Gingerella when he was shot.

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  • Bartender, first responders set scene at Hughes murd...

    Jul 11, 2018 | via The Day 

    Defendant Dante A. Hughes, left, looks on, with his attorney Walter D. Hussey during the first day of testimony on the fatal shooting of Joey Gingerella, in courtroom 3 of the New London Superior Court on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Hughes is accused of fatally shooting Gingerella in the parking lot of Ryan's Pub in Groton on Dec. 11, 2016.

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  • First responders set scene at Hughes murder trial

    Jul 11, 2018 | via The Day 

    To continue reading this premium story, you need to become a member. Click below to take advantage of an exclusive offer for new members: The first two police officers and an emergency medical technician who went to the scene of Joey Gingerella's homicide testified Wednesday as the murder trial of Dante A. Hughes got underway in New London Superior Court.

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  • Jury reaches mixed verdict in submarine case against...

    Jul 10, 2018 | via Washington Times 

    A federal jury in Hartford, Connecticut, delivered a split verdict at the trial of two men accused of stealing trade secrets for an unmanned submarine from a defense contractor. The jury found Jared Sparks of Ardmore, Oklahoma, guilty of six counts of theft of trade secrets, six counts of upload of trade secrets and one count of transmission of trade secrets, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.

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  • Hughes murder trial postponed as jury selection resumes

    Jul 10, 2018 | via The Day 

    To continue reading this premium story, you need to become a member. Click below to take advantage of an exclusive offer for new members: In this December 2016 file photo, Dante Hughes is arraigned in New London Superior Court on one count of murder and one count of domestic violence.

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  • Arrest made in Groton kidnapping attempt

    Jul 6, 2018 | via WTNH 

    A Stonington man was arrested Friday for the attempted abduction of a 16-year-old girl in Groton last week. Police say 34-year-old Matthew Klotz was charged with unlawful restraint and kidnapping in the attempted abduction of a 16-year-old girl on Monday, June 25th.

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