Police in Stamford say they believe two human skulls that were found Thursday at a garbage transfer station in the city were likely purchased from a catalog.
Stamford police traced the skulls back to a home in Fairfield, and interviewed the elderly father of a man who had the skulls until he passed away recently. Lieutenant Diedrich Hohn of the Stamford Police says the father described his son as mentally ill. He said his son was a fan of the occult, Satan and witchcraft. Hohn says police found a catalog advertising human skulls for sale.
A Connecticut state trooper shot and killed a man who was stabbing passengers on a tour bus headed to one of the state’s casinos Tuesday night. State Police Lieutenant Paul Vance says passengers called 911 from the bus around 10 p.m. The bus was on Interstate 95 in Norwalk.
The Connecticut Supreme Court heard arguments this week about a priest who was known to be a pedophile when he was appointed to be the director of a Hartford grade school. The Hartford Archdiocese is appealing a million-dollar verdict that was awarded to a man who says he was abused by that priest as a student in the 1980s.
Riverhead, N.Y., is restarting its anti-bias task force in order to address a string of violent robberies against Latinos in the town.
Since its inception in 2007, Riverhead's anti-bias task force has met no more than a few times. But town officials and advocates for minorities say the group plans a public meeting later this month in order to discuss what they call a pattern of assaults and robberies directed at Latinos.
Latino rights advocates are accusing the Suffolk County Police Department of mishandling an investigation into the death of a migrant laborer. While critics stop short of alleging a cover up, they are calling on the federal government to take over the investigation.
The complaint dates back to a 2010 attack against two migrant workers from Mastic. The men went on a drinking binge and, at some point, were viciously attacked by multiple people, who beat and sodomized them.