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Documents Shed Light on ESCU Student's Murder



    Documents detailing the arrest warrant in the case of the missing ECSU student Alyssiah Wiley were unsealed in superior court. (Published Monday, June 17, 2013)

    Newly released court papers are shedding light into the hours leading up to the murder of college student Alyssiah Wiley.

    Wiley went missing April 20. Her body was found in Trumbull nearly a month later. Her boyfriend, Jermaine Richards, has been charged with her murder.

    The tumultuous four-year relationship between Jermaine Richards and Wiley is described in the 12-page affidavit.

    Wiley was last seen when Richards dropped her off at a Dairy Queen in Willimantic. Phone records confirm that Wiley texted friends saying, " I had to get out of that car," referring to Richards' vehicle.

    Wiley also texted friends that night asking to get drinks but was not heard from again. A search started after the Eastern Connecticut State University student never showed up for a sorority meeting or class days later.

    According to the documents, Wiley tried to break up with Richards over Facebook in early April. Richards allegedly did not like this idea and told a friend, "She doesn't know who she's messing with... Man, I'm going to get rid of her. "

    When the friend asked him how, Richards replied, "Trust me, I'm a nurse."

    Police also say it was Richards' cell phone that led them to the body. Police were able to ping Richards' phone in the wooded area in Trumbull where Wiley's body was discovered.

    Richards is due back in Bridgeport Superior Court on Wednesday.