2 Charged in Hartford Cold-Case Murder

State police have arrested two men suspected of being involved in a 2009 murder in Hartford.

Kendall Jules, 26, has been charged with the murder of 29-year-old Kenneth Carter, who was found in a car near 10 Liberty Street with several gunshot wounds just before 11 p.m. on July 25, 2009, police said.

James Raynor, 31, has been charged as accessory to murder.

Police said Carter, who was shot in the neck and chest, tried to drive away from the scene and hit two unoccupied cars. He was transported to the hospital, where he later died, police said.

Jules and Raynor have been linked to Money Green Bedroc, a large-scale drug trafficking operation in the North End of Hartford that was the focus of an investigative grand jury, according to state police.

Jules, whose last known address was in Brooklyn, New York, was arrested in Staten Island, New York on Monday and charged with murder. Police said federal marshals took him into custody.

Raynor was arrested on Feb. 5. He was in custody of the state Department of Correction on unrelated charges.

The arrests came after the 18-month grand jury investigation.

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