- Associated Press - Thursday, February 11, 2016

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A bail bondswoman who authorities say shot her boyfriend to death in West Hartford has been convicted of manslaughter.

The Hartford Courant reports (https://cour.at/1QafZbD ) Angela Grasso of Plainville was acquitted of murder Wednesday but found guilty of first-degree manslaughter with a firearm in a Hartford court.

She faces up to 40 years in prison when she’s sentenced April 13.

Authorities say the 29-year-old Grasso shot 23-year-old Jose Mendez in the head on April 9, 2014. Police said she told them she shot Mendez in self-defense.

Grasso told authorities Mendez repeatedly threatened to kill her and her family as they drove around in the car, after accusing her of cheating on him.

Prosecutors argued Grasso’s self-defense claim had no grounds.

Grasso’s lawyer says they’re “disappointed” with the jury’s verdict.


Information from: Hartford Courant, https://www.courant.com

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