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Defense rests in sneaker murder  trial

Defense rests in sneaker murder trial

- New Britain Herald
After some spirited sparring between attorney Norm Pattis and the judge, the defense rested its case Monday in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Issaac Smith over a pair of sneakers.
Jonathan Gibbs, 27, of Meriden, is on trial for the murder of the teen who was shot once in the back of the head as he was running off with the pair of sneakers the older man was hoping to sell to him.
Throughout the six-day trial Pattis has repeated his client’s claim that it is his uncle who...

Gibbs hearing postponed; defense to put 'person responsible' for firing deadly shot on stand

Gibbs hearing postponed; defense to put 'person responsible' for firing deadly shot on stand

- New Britain Herald
An attorney for the Meriden man accused of murdering a city teen over a pair of sneakers said he’ll bring a suspect to the stand next week that he believes actually fired the shot that killed 18-year-old Issacc Smith.
“I intend to call the person we think is responsible for the shooting,” said Attorney Norm Pattis, who represents Jonathan Gibbs, the man charged with murder in the case.
Pattis made the statement following his client’s appearance in New Britain...

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