- Associated Press - Monday, March 7, 2016

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A new jury will hear evidence in the retrial of a Bridgeport man accused of killing and dismembering his girlfriend.

The first attempt to prosecute Jermaine Richards ended in a mistrial last year after the jury deadlocked.

The Connecticut Post reports (https://bit.ly/1Tl2zdr ) the new trial is expected to start on Tuesday.

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.

Police say Wiley tried to break up with Richards via Facebook shortly before her death and he became upset. Richards denies killing Wiley and has pleaded not guilty.


Information from: Connecticut Post, https://www.connpost.com

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