PLEASE NOTE: This blog is a bigotry free zone open to all persons, regardless of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliations, marital status, physical or mental disability, age, or sexual orientation. Further, this blog is open to the broad variety of opinions out there and will not delete any comments based upon point of view. However, comments will be deleted if they are worded in an abusive manner and show disrespect for the intellectual process.
Monday, August 3, 2015
CHRISTINE DEMPSEY AND DAVID OWEN OF "THE HARTFORD COURANT" REPORT AS FOLLOWS:
"HARTFORD — Tiffany Stevens was sentenced to probation Monday after she pleaded guilty to inciting injury to persons, bringing her murder-for-hire case to an end.
Her plea came in Superior Court shortly before 10:30 a.m. before Judge Edward J. Mullarkey. He then gave her a suspended, 10-year sentence followed by five years of probation.
She is not to have contact with the person she had targeted, her ex-husband.
Stevens' murder-for-hire trial ended in December with a mistrial after the three men and three women on the jury said they were hopelessly deadlocked.
The former Bloomfield resident was accused by Simsbury police of paying handyman John McDaid $5,000 to kill her former husband, Eric Stevens. Tiffany and Eric Stevens are engaged in a contentious dispute over custody of their daughter, and Eric Stevens told police and, according to trial testimony, McDaid that a large amount of money would go to the custodial parent.
Evidence presented during the trial indicated that the money did not exist..."
Thursday, July 30, 2015
HARTFORD COURANT REPORTS THAT A SCREENING TOOL DEVELOPED FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ASSISTS IN REDUCING INCIDENTS OF DV!
Christine Dempsey of The Hartford Courant reported as follows on June 22, 2015:
"A tool that experts say will help prevent domestic violence deaths is being used by more than half of the state's law enforcement agencies, advocates say.
The Lethality Assessment Program is a screening process that allows police officers responding to family violence calls to determine the likelihood that the victim might someday be killed by a domestic partner.
The screening was tested as a pilot program in Connecticut in 2012. It was rolled out statewide last year, and by Aug. 31, police agencies were regularly using it..."