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12 hrs ago | via The Hartford Courant
A jury in Superior Court in Hartford on Monday began deliberating the fate of Angela Grasso, the Plainville bail bondswoman accused of shooting and killing her boyfriend two years ago on Prospect Avenue in West Hartford. Grasso's lawyer, Walter D. Hussey of Hartford, did not put on a defense, but in closing arguments told jurors that Grasso, 29, killed Jose Mendez in self defense on April 9, 2014. Comment?
Friday Feb 5 | via The Hartford Courant
The prosecution rested its murder and manslaughter case Friday against Angela Grasso, the bail bondswoman accused of fatally shooting her boyfriend two years ago on Prospect Avenue in West Hartford. Grasso, 29, of Plainville, contends that she shot and killed Jose Mendez in self-defense. Comment?
Thursday Feb 4 | via The Hartford Courant
The trial of a bail bondswoman accused of fatally shooting her boyfriend two years ago was cut short Thursday after the jury heard from only two witnesses because of a question over evidence. The first was a firearms expert who testified that the Glock 26 handgun Angela Grasso is accused of using to shoot and kill Jose Mendez, 23, on April 9, 2014, along Prospect Avenue in West Hartford was functioning properly and that a shell casing found at the scene matched the gun. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 3 | via The Hartford Courant
Walter D. Hussey, the Hartford defense attorney representing Angelo Grasso in her murder and manslaughter trial, worked Wednesday to show that Grasso had reason to fear Jose Mendez, the man she is accused of fatally shooting two years ago. At the same time, Prosecutor Vicki Melchiorre elicited testimony from witnesses that indicated Grasso had opportunities to seek help from police or others and to get away from Mendez, 23, whom she is accused of fatally shooting in the head on April 9, 2014 as they drove south on Prospect Avenue just south of Park Road. Comment?
Monday Feb 1 | via The Hartford Courant
A bail bond woman accused of fatally shooting her boyfriend two years ago went on trial Monday in Superior Court in Hartford. Angela Grasso, 29, of Plainville, is charged with murder and first-degree manslaughter with a firearm. Comment?
Monday Jan 25 | via AmmoLand
In a free society, there is always pressure to expand the power of the government to suppress freedom of speech. Those in power, for the last 100 years, have been infringing on our right to bear arms, and claiming that those who support the Second Amendment are kooks, in an attempt to suppress our First Amendment rights. Comment?
Thursday Jan 21 | via The Hartford Courant
Nicholas Webb, 32, of Penn Drive, was charged Thursday following an investigation. The two female high school students were approached by Webb at 9 a.m., police said. Comment?
Tuesday Jan 12 | via TheDay.Com
New London - Police on Tuesday evening arrested two local men on drug-related charges following an investigation that involved members of local, state and federal organizations, according to a news release. Kenneth "Cheese" Barnhill, 31, of 108 Connecticut Ave. was charged with multiple counts of sale of narcotics, possession of crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell, possession of crack cocaine within 1,500 feet of a school, destruction of evidence during a search warrant, interfering with a search warrant and operating a drug factory. Comment?
Tuesday Jan 12 | via Patch.com
Diana Carrion, 51, of Franklin Street, New Haven, was arrested Nov. 13 on charges of third-degree criminal trespass and breach of peace. Kynasha Shawnine Drayton, 43, of Vine Street, Hartford, was arrested Nov. 12 on charges of possession of less than A1 2 ounce of cannabis and conspiracy . Comment?
Jan 4, 2016 | via WTNH
A Hartford man has been arrested and charged in the first murder of the year in the city, which police say took place just nine minutes after midnight on New Year's Day. Police arrested 19-year-old Tequile Walwyn, of Pershing Street in Hartford, and charged him in the stabbing death of another man, 20-year-old Jonathan Douglin of West Hartford. Comment?
Jan 4, 2016 | via The Hartford Courant
Deputy Chief Brian Foley said shortly before noon that one person has been arrested, and that he will have more information soon. Members of the Major Crimes Division made the arrest, he said. Comment?
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