The defendant was charged with having committed two separate murders with use of a deadly weapon. In the first case, all charges were dismissed. In the second murder case, the State was seeking the death penalty. Defendant plead guilty to the significantly reduced charge of second-degree murder. The defendant who was facing the death penalty may now reclaim his freedom after serving only 10 years in prison.
Defendant charged with a felony battery constituting domestic violence - strangulation, victim 60 years of age or older and battery constituting domestic violence. As a result of Ms. Connolly's advocacy, charges were reduced to a simple battery.