Trial of man who police say threatened judge has ended

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — The last witnesses have been called in the trial of a central Connecticut man accused of threatening a family court judge.

The Hartford Courant reports Edward “Ted” Taupier is charged with threatening, disorderly conduct and breach of peace in connection with statements made toward Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Bozzuto in Hartford. Police say the threats were sent in an email to several people on Aug. 22.

One of the recipients forwarded a portion of the threats to a lawyer, who notified authorities. State police launched an investigation leading to the Cromwell man’s arrest.

The defense contends there is no evidence linking Taupier to the email. Taupier chose not to testify in the trial.

The trial came to a close Monday. Closing arguments are scheduled for June 2.

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Information from: Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com

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