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The Day reported that both the victim and suspect are members of the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation.
An affidavit says Armstrong told police Sidberry had been spreading HIV through the tribe. Tests showed Sidberry had neither HIV nor AIDS. The affidavit says a witness said Armstrong had been “decompensating mentally” over the past three years.
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Armstrong’s attorney says a slug recovered by forensics might not match the gun seized by investigators at the scene.