Medical Examiner: Overdose Deaths In Connecticut Up 25 Percent; Audio Excerpt
Connecticut’s Chief Medical Examiner says 917 people died from accidental drug overdoses in 2016. The figure is a 25-percent increase from the 729 that died in 2015.
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Jury Convicts Middletown Man In Death Of Infant Son; Audio ExcerptA Middletown man has been convicted of murder for killing his infant son by throwing the boy off a bridge. A jury convicted 23-year-old Tony Moreno on Wednesday of killing 7-month-old Aaden in July 2015. Police say Moreno threw Aaden off the 90-foot-high Arrigoni Bridge that spans the Connecticut River between Middletown and Portland. Moreno then jumped himself, but survived after spending several days in the hospital. The baby’s body was found 14 miles downstream two days later.

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