- Associated Press - Monday, September 7, 2015

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - The case of a Bridgeport man accused of killing and dismembering his girlfriend is returning to court, after a jury deadlocked and a mistrial was declared.

Thirty-two-year-old Jermaine Richards has a pretrial conference scheduled for Tuesday in Bridgeport Superior Court. His lawyer, prosecutors and a judge are expected to discuss the case.

Richards is charged with murder in the April 2013 killing of 20-year-old Alyssiah Wiley, a student at Eastern Connecticut State University who was from West Haven. Her partial remains were found in a wooded area in Trumbull about a month after she was last seen with Richards outside her dorm.

Richards denies killing Wiley and has pleaded not guilty.

Police say that shortly before her death, Wiley tried to break up with Richards via Facebook and he became upset.



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