Daily Blotter – Nov. 25

A student's fate in the hands of a judge and a man to be charged with killing his grandmother

You Can't Cheat the Legal System
A lawsuit, filed by a former Central Connecticut State University student, is now in the hands of a judge.  Closing arguments were made Monday in the case of Matthew Coster.  He was expelled in 2006, after being accused of plagiarizing another student’s term paper.

Coster’s lawyer argued in the case that the other student, Cristina Duquette, was the cheater.  Superior Court Judge Jane Scholl has up to 180 days to rule on the lawsuit.

Man Charged With Killing Grandma
Enfield police have an arrest warrant out for Kevin McGuire, 33.   The warrant was issued after a D.N.A. match connected him to the death of his 85-year-old grandmother, Lillian McGuire.  She was found dead in her apartment in June from a blow to the head, according to police.  Kevin McGuire is currently being held on other charges.

Alleged Prostitute Romp Lands Cop Off the Street
A New Haven police officer has been suspended for 10 days after he was discovered with a suspected prostitute.  Officer Sam Streater, a 17-year veteran in the patrol division was given the news by Chief James Lewis on Monday, according to police.  Streater was found by other officers in late September with the woman in his personal vehicle while he was off-duty, according to police.

The police union president is taking issue with how the department’s Internal Affairs unit handled the case.  He says officers can't be forced to give statements for off-duty conduct.

Fire-setting Evidence:  He Posted His Own Picture 
A Derby volunteer firefighter accused of arson is due in court Tuesday. Cameron Cirisoli is one of three firefighters who police say set at least 8 fires to dumpsters, brush and wooden pallets earlier this year. They allegedly wanted to be first on the scene. One of the men charged in the case reportedly posted a picture of himself fighting a dumpster fire on his Myspace web page.

Different Type of Court for Expelled UConn Basketball Player

Former UConn basketball player Nate Miles is expected back in court Tuesday on charges he violated a restraining order. The freshman is accused of making a phone call to a female student, despite being ordered to have no contact. He was arrested in September. He was later expelled from the university.

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