Mother of Slain ECSU Student Speaks Out As Jury Continues Deliberation

It’s been seven days since a jury has been deliberating the case of a Bridgeport man accused of killing and dismembering his girlfriend in 2013.

It’s a familiar process for the victim's mother, Corinna Martin. In 2015, a mistrial was declared in the case of Jermaine Richards who’s alleged to have killed Martin's daughter, Alyssiah Wiley. The jury also deadlocked.

Wiley was found dead in 2013 dismembered in a wooded area in Trumbull.
Her boyfriend Jermaine Richards turned himself in.

Now in 2016, Martin said it has been frustrating waiting through a jury deliberation for a second time.

“It’s just been an excruciating waiting game. You're able to contemplate what’s going through their mind," said Martin.

"I’m not understanding what it is that’s not evident, but I wouldn’t want them to come to a quick decision and it be the wrong one," she said.

Richards has plead not guilty in both trials.

The jury will be back again Thursday to deliberate the case.

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