Daily Blotter: May 8

A Roundup of All Things Criminal in CT

Scientist Killed

A research scientist who was struck by a bus in New Haven earlier this week has died. Family members say Michael Jaye, 56, died at Yale-New Haven Hospital and his family has donated his organs. Jaye was well known and respected in the field of biomedical research and was particularly interested in developing new treatments for heart disease and the underlying causes, his colleagues said. Jaye was crossing South Frontage Road on Wednesday at College Street when he was struck by the bus.  Jaye suffered brain injuries, according to his sister, and never regained consciousness.

 Home Invasion Suspect Surrenders

A suspect in a bizarre home invasion that was allegedly planned by the home owner has turned himself in. Ernest Kinsler, 21, surrendered on Thursday morning, according to police. Kinsler was allegedly hired by Yesenia Tondre to shoot her husband at his Peck Street home, police said. Three men wearing masks entered the Peck Street home on April 9,, stole some items and shot Marc Tondre in the leg, police said. Yesenia Tondre, who was in the bedroom at the time, was arrested Friday and accused of plotting the shooting. She's free after posting $250,000 bond and has not entered any pleas.

Arrest Made, Not the Killer

Connecticut police are still looking for the killer of a bouncer at a Waterbury nightclub, but say they have arrested the man who supplied the gun.  Alan Nerbonne, 21, of Meriden, is accused of passing a handgun to the alleged trigger man, Andre West, 18, of Meriden.  West is accused of killing Lawrence Mates, 27, at the Swizzle Stix Lounge. Nerbonne was allegedly causing such a disruption beforehand that he had to be thrown out at least three times by Mates. Nerbonne is charged with a single count of aiding and abetting in Mates' killing. West remains at large.

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