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Death row defender found work, friendship in New London after capital punishment repealed

Public Defender Fred DeCaprio poses for a portrait Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, at his office at New London Superior Court. He spent most of his 30-year career defending people facing the death penalty, including serial killer Michael Ross, and now is retiring. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Public Defender Fred DeCaprio always came back to New London because of the special bonds he has with current and former co-workers.

Judge to Correa: You can have trial sooner with three-judge panel

New London Superior Court Judge Hunchu Kwak on Wednesday offered Sergio Correa the option of a bench trial, with a panel of three judges presiding, after denying the triple murder suspect's latest motion for a speedy trial.

Police logs - Sept. 24, 2020

Arrests by state and local police around the region.

Police logs - Sept. 23, 2020

Arrests by state and local police around the region.

Former New London restaurant owner rejects plea offer in federal drug-trafficking case

Amy Sarcia, 51, of Stonington, risks a mandatory, five-year minimum prison sentence, and up to 40 years in prison.

Police logs - Sept. 22, 2020

Arrests from around the region.

Norwich man charged with possession of child pornography

A police investigation of a man's death led police to charge a second man with possession of child pornography

Conn College student charged with voyeurism

Police arrest a Connecticut College student in connection with an alleged case of voyeurism in a dormitory bathroom.

Dryer fire at Norwich laundromat

No one was injured from a fire at James Laundromat & Dry Cleaners Sunday afternoon.

Police logs - Sept. 20, 2020

Arrests by state and local police across the region.


Police logs - Sept. 19, 2020

Arrests by state and local police around the region.

Judge rules state, tribes can intervene in MGM suit over East Windsor casino project

State, tribes had argued they were “indispensable” parties to MGM’s lawsuit over the U.S. Department of Interior's approval of amended gaming agreements.

Lee-Seales charged with New London murder conspiracy

Shaquan Lee-Seales, 26, who is serving a 15-year sentence for manslaughter, was arraigned Thursday in New London Superior Court and charged with conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder and accessory to incite injury to a person or property.

Police logs - Sept. 18, 2020

Arrests by state and local police across the region.

Gas leak leads to some evacuations in New London

City firefighters were aiding Eversource crews in the city’s south end Wednesday, going door-to-door to help shut off natural gas to more than 50 homes.