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.