Jury Selection Starts for Man Charged in 2010 Triple Murder After Last Year's Mistrial

The jury selection has started for the case involving a man charged with the bludgeoning deaths of three people in East Hartford in 2010 after a mistrial last year.

The office of the Hartford Superior Court clerk said last year that Brett Bednarz  rejected conditions of a plea deal offered by the state. He has been charged with murder in the deaths of his mother, 74-year-old Beverly Therrien, and two house guests.

A police detective testified in May 2015 that authorities found no evidence in Bednarz's home or car linking him to the crime, but a state DNA expert said in court that DNA found on a crumpled tissue at the crime scene most likely belonged to Bednarz, The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer reported in May.

A second trial with a new jury began Jan.11 and a new jury search is underway, according to the court clerk's office.

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