Man Charged in East Hartford Murder Sentenced to 50 Years

A man charged in an East Hartford murder has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. 

Michael Gaston, 30, was charged with murder, first-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and additional charges in connection with the murder of Marshall Wiggins on May 16, 2016.

When police responded to Rector Street that night in 2016 to investigate reports of gunshots, they found Wiggins, a resident of the street, inside a car and suffering from gunshots.

Wiggins was brought to Hartford Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Gaston had a hearing scheduled for Wednesday and officials from the clerk's office said he was sentenced to 50 years in prison.  

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