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Archive: Leslie Buck Case

  • Charles Buck Led From Courthouse

    Charles Buck Led From Courthouse

    Charles Buck is led from Superior Court in New London in January after being arraigned on a charge of murdering his wife, Leslie, in 2002.

  • Russell Kirby

    Russell Kirby

    Russell E. Kirby, of Ledyard, was arrested in 2002 in connection with the kidnapping and assault of school teacher Leslie Buck. Buck escaped, but was found dead a day later in her home. A 2004 conviction of Kirby was overturned; however he was found guilty a second time during a retrial. Leslie...

  • Leslie Buck

    Leslie Buck

  • Timeline: A Strange Tale On The Shoreline

    May 2, 2002: Leslie Buck, 57, is kidnapped and beaten, but escapes. Russell Kirby, a handyman who worked for the Bucks, is charged with kidnapping and other counts. May 4, 2002: Charlie Buck tells police he found his wife's body at the bottom of the stairs when he came home from work. At the time,...

  • Closing Arguments Expected Today In Murder Trial Of Schoolteacher's Husband

    NEW LONDON — Closing arguments are expected today in the murder trial of the husband of a Mystic schoolteacher who was found dead in her home two days after being abducted by a handyman. Prosecutors say Charles Buck, 64, killed his wife, Leslie, in May 2002 so he could marry his younger barmaid...

  • A Death In Stonington

    A Death In Stonington

    Buck To Face Murder Trial

  • Stonington Man Charged In Death Of His Wife, A Popular Teacher

    From the beginning, police were suspicious about the story Leslie Buck's husband told about her death nearly seven years ago. And now police say they've found a pattern of "inconsistencies" that unravels Charlie Buck's story that he found the popular, 57-year-old schoolteacher dead at the bottom...

  • Attorney Says Husband Focus Of Homicide Probe

    No one has ever been charged with killing Mystic schoolteacher Leslie Buck. A state medical examiner's autopsy does not label Buck's death a homicide. But in a courtroom Monday, a place where Buck's sudden death in May 2002 has been a topic at numerous criminal and civil hearings, an attorney representing...

  • New Twist In Case Of Intrigue: New Trial

    The state Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for the Ledyard handyman convicted of kidnapping and assaulting Stonington teacher Leslie Buck in May 2002, the day before she mysteriously died in an apparent fall down a flight of stairs at her home. The court ruled that statements Buck made to...

  • Suit Filed In Death Of Teacher

    A lawyer representing the estate of Leslie Buck, the popular Stonington schoolteacher who died mysteriously after being abducted in May 2002, filed a lawsuit Thursday in Superior Court blaming her husband for her death. Buck's husband, Charles, told police he found his wife dead at the bottom of...

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