Last week, a state Superior Court jury heard testimony about how Peeler, 41, dealt with a former partner, Rudolph Snead Jr., who shorted him on the profits of their drug operation.
Russell Peeler Jr., sent to death row for ordering the 1999 killings of Karen Clarke and her 8-year-old son Leroy "B.J." Brown in Bridgeport, was resentenced Friday in Superior Court to two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of release.
Russell Peeler Jr., sent to death row for ordering the 1999 killings of Karen Clarke and her 8-year-old son Leroy "B.J." Brown in Bridgeport, is scheduled to be resentenced in Superior Court to life in prison without the possibility of release.
A Connecticut man was sentenced to 105 years in prison Friday for a murder that prosecutors say was witnessed by eight-year-old Leroy Brown. Brown and his mother, 29-year-old Karen Clarke, were shot to death on Jan. 8. Witnesses told the court the two were killed to keep them from testifying against ...
HARTFORD >> A three-judge panel on Monday rejected the latest appeal of a Connecticut man who was once on death row for ordering the 1999 killings of a woman and her 8-year-old son because the boy was going to testify against him.
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Jurors who sent Bridgeport gangster Russell Peeler to death row called the January 1999 murder of a mother and her 8-year-old son "heinous, cruel and depraved," but now his lawyer calls Connecticut's death penalty "cruel and unusual."
``That was in jeopardy'' in 1999 from Russell Peeler's impending trial in Snead's death, Benedict said. ``So they came up with a solution, and that was murder the witness.''
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