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Witness Tells Jury Alleged Killer Told Him About Fatal Attack On Manchester Woman

Witness Tells Jury Alleged Killer Told Him About Fatal Attack On Manchester Woman

HARTFORD — The state's key witness against Steven Durdek in his murder, sexual assault and arson trial testified Wednesday that Durdek told him about killing and setting fire to Sarah J. Kelloway, the 56-year-old Manchester woman he is accused of killing.

John Paul Torres, 24, said he met Durdek in a New Haven halfway house after they were released from prison and that he and Durdek became like brothers.

Kelloway was killed during the predawn hours of Jan. 18, 2014, inside her third-floor apartment at 52 Park St. in Manchester. Investigators were able to narrow the time of the attack on Kelloway and the setting of the fire to between 3:30 a.m., when Kelloway's son and...

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