| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:41 PM
HARTFORD — Kenneth Ireland — an innocent man convicted of the brutal rape and murder of a Wallingford mother — was convinced he'd die in prison, of old age or, more likely, of violence.
Every waking moment of his 21 years in prison...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:35 PM
NEW BRITAIN — Jonathan Gibbs told police he was angry that a young man stole his pricey sneakers in New Britain last year, so he got his gun out of his truck and fired a shot, leaving his DNA on the weapon, a prosecutor told a jury Wednesday....
| Jun 10, 2014
Steve Mills and Dan Hinkel report: More than two decades after 11-year-old Holly Staker was raped and murdered in one of Waukegan’s most contentious criminal cases, DNA evidence from her case has been matched to a potential suspect in a......
| Jul 13, 2013
| 7:06 PM
SANFORD, Fla. — George Zimmerman was acquitted on Saturday of all charges in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager who was slain last year in a confrontation that touched off a national debate about race and guns.
The jury of...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:53 AM
TALLAHASSEE A-- State Sen. Dwight Bullard, D-Miami, said Thursday that would not let the state impose the death penalty unless there was DNA evidence linking the accused to the crime.
“Over the past several years there has been a paradigm shift...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 1:50 PM
When jurors decided last week that two retired police officers should pay $7 million for framing a mentally challenged Broward teen for a murder that sent him to prison for close to 26 years, it set off a strong response. Dozens of Sun Sentinel readers...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 4:05 PM
A federal judge on Monday rejected efforts by lawyers for the City of Miramar and the Broward Sheriff's Office to keep some DNA test results out of evidence in a civil lawsuit filed on behalf of Anthony Caravella, who was freed after serving more than...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 5:03 PM
The 9,389 days Anthony Caravella wrongfully spent in prison still haunt him, but he was relieved Tuesday that two former police officers who put him away are finally being held accountable.
Jurors decided that William Mantesta and George Pierson...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 5:33 PM
There are many things that Anthony Caravella doesn't remember about 1983, but he told jurors on Tuesday that one thing is for sure — he didn't rape or murder Ada Cox Jankowski.
Caravella had served close to 26 years in prison before DNA tests...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 5:24 PM
UPDATE 12:25 p.m. Jurors sent out notes with some questions this morning. They asked the judge for the legal definition of the word “vacated” in connection with Anthony Caravella’s murder conviction, explaining they wanted to know if...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 11:18 AM
Early-stage Maryland biotechnology companies and investors must apply by Friday to be considered for the first-round of up to $10 million in state biotechnology investment tax credits, the state department of Business and Economic Development said...