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Man Acquitted in Slaying of Teen Girlfriend

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    Man Acquitted in Slaying of Teen Girlfriend
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    Police said they have a warrant charging Torrick Maragh with the murder of an -18-year-old from Cromwell.

    A Hartford man charged with killing his teenage girlfriend with a shotgun blast to the neck has been acquitted of the most serious charges he faced. 

    A jury on Monday found 24-year-old Torrick Maragh not guilty of murder but did convict him of illegal possession of a sawed-off shotgun, according to the clerk’s office. 

    Prosecutors said Maragh killed 18-year-old high school senior Nasashalie Hoy, of Cromwell, in January 2016 in the basement of a Hartford home during an argument over Hoy's contacts with another man. 

    According to arrest papers, Maragh owns the gun that took Hoy's life and admitted to hiding a second gun in the ceiling before police got to the scene. 

    Maragh maintained that Hoy killed herself during the confrontation. 

    The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled Hoy's death a homicide, not a suicide. 

    Maragh faces up to 10 years behind bars on the gun charges. He will be sentenced on March 28.

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