Wiretap Puts Not So "Coolio" Drug Dealer Behind Bars
A New Haven man with the street name of "Coolio" will spend more than six years in federal prison for distributing the drug PCP. Keith Jenkins, 36, was sentenced to 77 months behind bars after pleading guilty to one count of conspiring to distribute PCP, a hallucinogenic drug also known as angel dust. Jenkins was arrested after one of his alleged transactions was picked up through a wiretap, prosecutors said. Jenkins was on state parole on drug charges when he was arrested in March on the federal charges.
Mother Spared Prison Time for Baby's Death
A judge has spared a Waterbury woman time in jail for charges connected with her 7-month-old's death in 2006. DeErica Person pleaded guilty Wednesday to risk of injury charges. Person and her husband Michael often wrapped a towel around the head of their son while he had a pacifier in his mouth, prosecutors said. The boy died of suffocation in October 2006. Person faced up to a decade in prison, but was given a three-year suspended sentence. Michael Person was charged with manslaughter, but pleaded to lesser charges. He was sentenced to three years in prison.
Police Nab Man For Sending Porn to Teen
A 25-year-old Danbury man will do prison time for trying to send obscene materials over the Internet. Phong Ly had linked up on the Internet with what he thought was a teenage girl, prosecutors said. That girl was actually a Milford police officer. A federal judge sentenced Ly to two years in prison.
Standoff Ends in Suicide
A 9-hour standoff in East Hampton is over this morning. Police say a 44-year-old man killed himself during the standoff. Police say they got the call about the suicidal man yesterday afternoon. They were never able to establish contact with the man. They finally entered the home shortly after midnight and found that he had shot himself.