All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Connecticut’

Prom Day Stabbing: Will Insanity Defense Work?

When it was announced that Christopher Plaskon’s attornies requested a mental health evaluation for their client, it sent a strong signal as to what his likely defense would be. Plaskon was charged with the fatal stabbing of schoolmate Maren Sanchez on April 25th, mere hours before the school prom. On Wednesday, he entered a plea of not guilty to the …

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Connecticut Dropout Makes Bizarre Bomb Threat Hoax

For one Milford, Conn. dropout, the attempt to avoid facing the music went horribly, horribly wrong. Danielle Shea of Quincy, Mass. had a secret that she’d been keeping: She had dropped out of college and would not be graduating with her class. Apparently she was too ashamed to admit this to her family. That and the fact that she pocked …

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Milford Stabbing Suspect Under Psych Evaluation

Defense attorney Richard Meehan said Saturday that the 16-year-old Milford, Connecticut stabbing suspect has been committed to a mental hospital to undergo psychiatric evaluation, after murdering 16-year-old Maren Sanchez at Jonathan Law High School Friday. The suspect will likely remain in a psych ward for two weeks, and won’t be present at an arraignment scheduled Monday before a judge in …

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Milford Stabbing: Girl Murdered For Rejecting Prom Invite?

Is 16-year-old Maren Sanchez dead because she turned down a fellow junior’s prom invitation? There are early reports indicating that the teenage girl was murdered by an ex-boyfriend for this bizarre and upsetting reason. An unnamed 16-year-old boy is being held for her murder. The teen allegedly stabbed Sanchez at Jonathan Law High School in Milford, Conn. on Friday. The …

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Adam Lanza: No Motive Found In Sandy Hook Massacre

Danbury State’s Attorney Stephen J. Sedensky III, officially closed the investigation of Adam Lanza, the sole mastermind behind the December 14, 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Danbury, Connecticut. Lanza, 20, entered the school by shooting eight rounds through a window, letting himself inside the building where he would ultimately kill 26 people. The mass shooting was the …

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Amazon To Open Fulfillment Center in Connecticut

It seems like Amazon is announcing a new fulfillment center every other week now. Far be it from me to criticize the online retailer though as the new warehouses create jobs and serve customers more quickly. Now prospective workers and Amazon customers alike can look forward to a new fulfillment center in Connecticut. Amazon announced today that it intends to …

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Connecticut School Bans the Phrase “Hump Day”

Geico is famous for it’s original and, at times, annoying commercials. The most recent camel commercial with the infamous “hump day” phrase, has recently caused some problems at a Connecticut middle school. The Vernon Center Middle School has now banned the phrase from being used by students after students have increasingly started using the phrase, not just on Wednesday, but …

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“Cheshire Murders” Offers Grim Look Into Connecticut Homicides

“The Cheshire Murders”, a documentary for HBO about the brutal slayings of a mother and her two daughters in 2007, debuted this week right before the sixth anniversary of the crimes. For the sole survivor, the last six years have been full of unanswered questions and frustrating knowledge. On July 23rd of that year, Jennifer Petit, her 11-year-old daughter Michaela …

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Miss USA Winner 2013: Miss Connecticut

The Miss Universe Organization this weekend crowned Miss Connecticut the next Miss USA. 25-year-old Erin Brady was awarded the title during the 62nd Annual Miss USA Competition. The show was hosted by Giuliana Rancic and pop star Nick Jonas. Jonas and his brothers (known as The Jonas Brothers) performed during the show. Brady is an accountant for Prudential Retirement in …

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Obama BB Gun Suspect Arrested in Bloomfield, CT

Pulling out a gun, even a fake one, within sight of the president of the United States is a sure-fire way to get arrested, and a probable way to ensure an even worse outcome. Luckily for one man who pulled out a BB gun near President Obama this week, the incident did not end with Secret Service agents gunning him …

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Google Settles With 38 States Over Wi-Fi Spying Charges

In 2010, Google was caught siphoning data from unsecured Wi-Fi networks with its Street View cars. It’s now been almost three years since the practice was first revealed, and Google may have finally tied the last loose string of this affair. Connecticut Attorney State General George Jepsen announced today that Google has paid out $7 million to settle charges brought …

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That “Violent” Video Game-Burning Party Has Been Canceled Because They Already Made Their Point, Apparently

SouthingtonSOS, a community organization based in Southington, Connecticut, has announced that they are canceling their “Violent Video Games Return” event, as the media surrounding it has been enough to meet their goals. The event, first announced at the beginning of this month, asked people to bring in their copies of “violent” video games, movies, and CDs, to be broken, tossed …

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