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OLR Research Report


May 12, 2009

 

2009-R-0214

MURDER CASES CURRENTLY PENDING

By: Christopher Reinhart, Senior Attorney

You asked about the number of defendants with murder cases currently pending, their names and dates of arrest, and how many are charged with capital felony.

According to the Judicial Branch, there were 110 defendants charged with murder in Connecticut with cases pending on May 8, 2009. None of these cases have been resolved and none of the defendants have yet been convicted of the charges. Of the 110 defendants, 16 face capital felony charges.

The table below displays the 16 offenders charged with capital felony and the 94 offenders charged with other murder crimes, arranged from the earliest date of arrest to the most recent. The table shows the type of murder charge for each defendant, with some defendants facing more than one type of murder charge. But we do not include information on the number of murder charges or other criminal charges a defendant faces.

Table 1: Pending Murder Trials on May 8, 2009

Arrest Date

Defendant

Murder Charge

Capital Felony

3/21/1997

Norman Gaines

Capital Felony

5/27/2006

Ian T. Cooke

Capital Felony/Murder

9/7/2006

Richard S. Roszkowski

Capital Felony/Murder

1/8/2007

Kadir F. Babiso

Capital Felony/Murder

3/30/2007

Christopher Dimeo

Capital Felony/Murder

7/23/2007

Steven J. Hayes

Capital Felony

7/23/2007

Joshua A. Komisarjevsky

Capital Felony

9/17/2007

Craig R. Betancourt

Capital Felony/Murder

1/16/2008

Yalines Torres

Capital Felony/Murder

2/10/2008

Antonio J. Torres

Capital Felony/Murder

3/25/2008

Leonard Trujillo

Capital Felony/Murder

4/1/2008

George Michael Leniart

Capital Felony/Murder

4/7/2008

Leslie Williams

Capital Felony/Murder

6/23/2008

Jokshan William Bryant, Sr.

Capital Felony/Murder

10/17/2008

Markease Hill

Capital Felony/Murder

1/26/2009

Darryl C. Crenshaw

Capital Felony/Felony Murder

Other Murder Charges

3/30/2002

Gordon Cosell Randolph

Felony Murder

9/9/2003

Lazale Ashby

Murder

2/24/2006

Curbit B. McCullough

Murder/Felony Murder

6/30/2006

Jose A. Torres

Murder

9/12/2006

Joseph W. Basley

Murder

11/9/2006

Joe Baltas

Murder

11/22/2006

Demario Cornelius Lawson

Murder

11/29/2006

Ricardo Mack

Murder

1/4/2007

Luis Antonio Santana

Murder

1/12/2007

Roger Alan Fenner

Murder

5/3/2007

Abraham Santiago

Felony Murder

6/3/2007

Steve W. Rose

Murder/Felony Murder

9/3/2007

Andrew P. Woods

Murder

10/3/2007

Frank Cefaloni

Murder

10/16/2007

Johnny Joyner

Murder

10/20/2007

Justin Surdyka

Murder

10/25/2007

Gary L. Clarke

Murder/Felony Murder

Table 1 Continued

Arrest Date

Defendant

Murder Charge

Other Murder Charges

10/25/2007

Cosmo D. Frieson

Felony Murder

10/30/2007

Kelvin Dwight Savage

Murder

11/28/2007

Edgar Soler

Murder

1/2/2008

Donald Curtis Wilson

Murder

1/11/2008

Kurtis Turner

Murder

1/23/2008

Trevis Dailey

Murder

1/28/2008

Matthew Boutilier

Murder

1/29/2008

Larry Corbett

Felony Murder

2/18/2008

Amos Brown

Murder

2/19/2008

Kadafie Fernandez

Murder

2/22/2008

Bruce King

Murder

4/2/2008

James Manson

Murder

4/7/2008

Benjamin L. James

Murder

4/10/2008

Antwan Byrd

Murder

4/11/2008

Jose Antonio Alvarado

Murder

4/14/2008

Sean B. Dowden

Murder/Felony Murder

5/9/2008

Vernon L. Cowan

Murder

6/3/2008

Gary Browning

Murder/Felony Murder

6/13/2008

Nakia Darnell Walker

Murder

6/20/2008

Trevor L. Witherspoon

Murder/Felony Murder

6/27/2008

Kevin Patrick Campbell

Murder

7/15/2008

Billy Ray Wright

Murder

7/23/2008

Willie James Coleman

Murder

7/29/2008

Carlos Vega

Murder

8/1/2008

Alexander Torres

Murder

8/19/2008

Marash Gojcaj

Murder

8/28/2008

Michael Ledbetter

Murder

9/17/2008

Eliezer Boria

Murder

9/26/2008

Akeem Jamal Gayle

Felony Murder

9/27/2008

Christopher Michael Allen

Murder/Felony Murder

9/27/2008

Vincent Green

Felony Murder

9/28/2008

Anthony Remel Johnson

Felony Murder

10/16/2008

Miguel Gonzalez

Murder

Table 1 Continued

Arrest Date

Defendant

Murder Charge

Other Murder Charges

10/18/2008

Stephen J Horak, III

Murder

10/23/2008

Bruce Grisafe, III

Felony Murder

10/23/2008

Bryan Lee Sutton

Felony Murder

10/24/2008

Edgar Norwood Canterbury, Jr.

Murder

10/27/2008

David J. Hill

Murder

10/31/2008

Calvin Bennett

Murder/Felony Murder

11/4/2008

Tamarius Maner

Murder/Felony Murder

11/10/2008

Steven Chambers

Murder

11/10/2008

Boris Dizik

Murder

11/26/2008

Roberto Perez

Murder

12/4/2008

Mark Johnson

Murder

12/5/2008

Pedro L. Miranda

Felony Murder

12/10/2008

Kevin M. McGuire

Murder

12/23/2008

Renel Charles Domond

Murder

12/23/2008

Anthony K. Johnson

Murder

12/29/2008

Sheila Davalloo

Murder

12/31/2008

Joseph Edward Halladay, Sr.

Murder

1/5/2009

Ivan Ortega

Murder

1/8/2009

Carson J. Mueller

Murder

1/10/2009

Parasurama Rabindranauth

Murder

1/13/2009

Steven Manocchio

Murder

1/19/2009

Willie Nickson

Murder

1/22/2009

Charles Fred Buck

Murder

1/30/2009

Giovanni Rodriguez

Murder

2/3/2009

Nicholas Newton

Felony Murder

2/11/2009

Maurice Ross

Murder

2/14/2009

James P. Carter, Jr.

Murder

3/4/2009

Sheldon Reynolds

Murder

3/6/2009

Barry J. Smith

Murder

3/6/2009

Lawrence R. Andrews

Murder/Felony Murder

3/10/2009

Teejay M. Johnson

Murder

3/20/2009

Kevin Anthony Wilson

Murder

3/21/2009

Calwyn C. Fearon

Murder

Table 1 Continued

Arrest Date

Defendant

Murder Charge

Other Murder Charges

3/24/2009

Rogeau R. Collins

Murder/Felony Murder

3/26/2009

Adrian T. Dean

Murder/Felony Murder

3/30/2009

Marcos Robles

Murder

3/31/2009

Dashawn James Revels

Murder

3/31/2009

Gifton Gift Bagalloo

Murder

4/9/2009

Bryant Smith

Murder

4/17/2009

Darryl James Staton

Murder

4/25/2009

James M. Battista

Murder

4/28/2009

Dennis Rosario

Murder/Felony Murder

4/29/2009

Melissa Sanchez

Felony Murder

4/30/2009

Jose Rodriguez

Murder/Felony Murder

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