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Connecticut Woman Charged For Triple Murder Of Family, Burning Down Their House

A grisly triple murder, home invasion and fire that shocked a sleepy Connecticut neighborhood have led to one suspect’s arrest, and more busts may be on the way, police said.

Ruth Correa, 23, appeared in court Monday on charges for the deaths of Kenneth and Janet Lindquist, as well as their son Matthew. Correa is charged with murder, home invasion, robbery and torching the Lindquist’s house after the killings last December. She did not enter a plea.

Police had initially considered Matthew Lindquist a person of interest in the murder of his parents, whose burned bodies were discovered inside the home. But several months later, on May 5, police found Matthew’s body near the site of the fire, according to WFSB-TV in Hartford. 

New details about the crime emerged Monday, which indicate Kenneth and Janet Lindquist suffered severe blunt trauma to the head, according to the Hartford Courant. Kenneth Lindquist reportedly died

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A Connecticut Teacher’s Aide Who Pleaded Guilty To Sexually Assaulting Teen Had Been His Preschool Teacher

Kyle Damato-Kushel has pleaded guilty to sexual assault after abusing a student of Wooster Middle School in Stratford, Connecticut. The charges, specifically, include second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a child.

According to The Connecticut Post, Kushel worked as one of the boy’s pre-school teachers before he was a student at the middle school, when the abuse allegedly occurred. 

Damato-Kushel confirmed that she was giving up her right to trial during the guilty plea.

Under the plea bargain, Damato-Kushel will face 18 months in prison when she is sentenced on March 14. She will also be forced to register as a sex offender. 

“It is an agreed recommendation,” said Damato-Kushel’s lawyer, Richard Meehan Jr, of the deal.

“The state’s attorney’s office handled the case with sensitivity and professionalism and the victim feels it is a fair and sensible way to resolve the case short of trial,” said James Clarke, who represents the victim in this case,

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Connecticut’s Deadliest Serial Killer, Who Drove ‘Murder Mobile,’ Gets 360 Years In Prison

A serial killer from Connecticut was sentenced to 360 years in prison — equal to six consecutive life terms — on Friday. William Devin Howell pleaded guilty in September to the murders of six people who he buried in what he referred to as his “garden” behind a strip mall in New Britain.

In court, Howell admitted to his crimes as he apologized to the victims’ families. Before he was sentenced, he said he deserved the death penalty.

“First, I want to apologize to the victims’ families,” he said, according to the Hartford Courant. “I know everyone wants to know why I committed these crimes. I don’t have an answer. I do not know myself.”

Howell was a drifter who killed seven people in 2003 over a six-month period, the Associated Press reports. He was already serving a 15-year prison sentence for manslaughter for the killing of Nilsa Arizmendi when he

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Court rejects appeal of Connecticut woman in murder-for-hire – New …

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) A court on Monday rejected the appeal of a Connecticut woman convicted in a 1994 murder-for-hire case that landed her in prison for life and was depicted in books and TV shows.

Three judges on the Connecticut Appellate Court disagreed with Beth Carpenter’s argument that her trial lawyer made mistakes, including not securing a plea deal and not having an expert witness examine her before the trial.

Carpenter intends to appeal the ruling to the Connecticut Supreme Court, said her lawyer, Norman Pattis.

“The result is disappointing,” Pattis said. “We remain hopeful that justice will, in the end, be done. Beth Carpenter does not belong behind bars.”

Kevin Kane, the state’s top prosecutor, said the court ruling speaks for itself. He said his thoughts are with the victim’s family.

Carpenter, now 53, was convicted of murder and conspiracy in

Read more at: http://www.njherald.com/article/20170320/AP/303209752

Court rejects appeal of Connecticut woman in murder-for-hire

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) A court on Monday rejected the appeal of a Connecticut woman convicted in a 1994 murder-for-hire case that landed her in prison for life and was depicted in books and TV shows.

Three judges on the Connecticut Appellate Court disagreed with Beth Carpenter’s argument that her trial lawyer made mistakes, including not securing a plea deal and not having an expert witness examine her before the trial.

Carpenter intends to appeal the ruling to the Connecticut Supreme Court, said her lawyer, Norman Pattis.

“The result is disappointing,” Pattis said. “We remain hopeful that justice will, in the end, be done. Beth Carpenter does not belong behind bars.”

Kevin Kane, the state’s top prosecutor, said the court ruling speaks for itself. He said his thoughts are with the victim’s family.

Carpenter, now 53, was convicted of murder and conspiracy in

Read more at: http://www.njherald.com/article/20170320/AP/303209752

Court rejects appeal of Connecticut woman in murder-for-hire



HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) A court on Monday rejected the appeal of a Connecticut woman convicted in a 1994 murder-for-hire case that landed her in prison for life and was depicted in books and TV shows.

Three judges on the Connecticut Appellate Court disagreed with Beth Carpenter’s argument that her trial lawyer made mistakes, including not securing a plea deal and not having an expert witness examine her before the trial.

Carpenter intends to appeal the ruling to the Connecticut Supreme Court, said her lawyer, Norman Pattis.

“The result

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Court rejects appeal of Connecticut woman in murder-for-hire

(AP) — A court on Monday rejected the appeal of a Connecticut woman convicted in a 1994 murder-for-hire case that landed her in prison for life and was depicted in books and TV shows.

Three judges on the Connecticut Appellate Court disagreed with Beth Carpenter’s argument that her trial lawyer made mistakes, including not securing a plea deal and not having an expert witness examine her before the trial.

Carpenter intends to appeal the ruling to the Connecticut Supreme Court, said her lawyer, Norman Pattis.

“The result is disappointing,” Pattis said. “We remain hopeful that justice will, in the end, be done. Beth Carpenter does not belong behind bars.”

Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane, the state’s top prosecutor, was not available for comment, a spokesman said.

Carpenter, now 53, was convicted of murder and

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Court rejects Connecticut woman’s appeal in murder-for-hire case



HARTFORD A court on Monday rejected the appeal of a Connecticut woman convicted in a 1994 murder-for-hire case that landed her in prison for life and was depicted in books and TV shows.

Three judges on the Connecticut Appellate Court disagreed with Beth Carpenter’s argument that her trial lawyer made mistakes, including not securing a plea deal and not having an expert witness examine her before the trial.

Carpenter intends to appeal the ruling to the Connecticut Supreme Court, said her lawyer, Norman Pattis.

“The result is disappointing,”

Read more at: http://www.middletownpress.com/government-and-politics/20170320/court-rejects-connecticut-womans-appeal-in-murder-for-hire-case