Not Guilty Verdict in Murder of New Haven Musician

Mitchell Dubey, an avid cyclist and musician, was gunned down in 2011.

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    After 2 days of deliberation, and nearly a week and a half trial the jury returned with a not guilty on all counts verdict for Tashaun Fair. Fair, was on trial for the 2011 killing of Mitchell Dubey.

    A jury has acquitted Tashaun Fair in the murder of Mitchell Dubey.

    In August 2012, police charged Tashaun Fair, of New Haven, with home invasion and the felony murder of Mitchell Dubey.

    Dubey was shot and killed during a brutal home invasion at his Bassett Street apartment on March 24, 2011.  He was an avid cyclist and musician.

    A Ride To Remember

    [HAR] A Ride To Remember
    Friends and former colleagues of Mitchell Dubey mark the first anniversary of his murder with a bicycle ride in his memory.

    On the night of the crime, Dubey answered the door at his apartment and a man with a gun forced his way inside, his roommates said, and demanded that Dubey and his roommates sit on the couch and empty their pockets.

    Dubey was shot in the chest while trying to reason with the man and was pronounced dead at the Hospital of St. Raphael's.

    Police identified Fair as a suspect early on, but his face was covered during the home invasion and witnesses were not able to identify him from lineups or photos, police said.  

    But an informant did come forward and identified Fair as the man who shot Dubey, but on Thursday a jury didn't think that was enough to convict.

    Fair was found not guilty on all charges.