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Monday, May 16, 2016
David Owen of The Hartford Courant reports as follows:
"HARTFORD — Judicial Branch officials said Monday that 113 more employees received layoff notices last week. That brings to 239 the total of Judicial Branch employees losing their jobs as a result of state budget woes.
The cuts announced Monday include 10 case flow coordinators, seven family relations counselors, 22 adult probation officers, 15 juvenile probation officers, 53 judicial marshals and five intake, assessment and referral specialists..."
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..."