Daily Blotter – April 15

A Roundup of All Things Criminal in CT

Motel Shooting

A South Carolina man faces the possibility of a year in prison after accepting a plea deal in a fatal shooting in a Milford motel.  James Street, 68, of Pacolet, S.C., pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree manslaughter in the death of Tony Lee Simons, 37, in July 2007. Street had told police he raised Simons as his own son and the shooting came after a drunken argument. Street has maintained the shooting was in self-defense and he could receive as little as one year in prison when he is sentenced June 12. The prosecutor said the reduced charge is based on evidence in the case. Street had previously rejected a plea deal for first-degree manslaughter.

Man Accused of Licking 12-Year-Old

A Connecticut man is facing sexual assault charges, accused of licking a girl's face after she hit him with a ball. Richard Giattino, 49, chased down the 12-year-old girl, grabbed her and licked her face, according to Naugatuck police.  He was arraigned Wednesday on sexual assault charges and breach of peace.

Mexico Hands Over Sex Assault Suspect

The second man accused in the brutal sexual assault of a jogger in Darien in 2003 is heading to court after Mexican authorities released him to face the charges.  Jose Amaya, 39, of East Hartford, Amaya has been charged with three counts of first-degree sexual assault, first-degree kidnapping and second-degree assault. He is being held on $750,000 bond and will be arraigned in Stamford Superior Court on Wednesday.

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