Divided jury to resume deliberations in student death trial

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A divided jury is set to resume deliberations in the trial of a man charged with killing and dismembering a Connecticut college student.

The 12-member jury in the trial of Jermaine Richards is scheduled to reconvene Wednesday in Bridgeport Superior Court, after having Tuesday off.

The Connecticut Post reports that jurors sent a note to the judge Monday saying they were “deeply divided.”

The 32-year-old Richards is charged with killing his girlfriend, 20-year-old Alyssiah Marie Wiley, in April 2013.

Wiley was a sophomore at Eastern Connecticut State University. Prosecutors say she was last seen outside her dorm getting into Richards’ car. Her dismembered body was found 27 days later in Bridgeport less than two miles from Richards’ home.

Richards’ lawyer says there’s not enough evidence for a conviction.


Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

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