CSAO: Hartford Man Convicted in ‘Cold Case’ Homicide

Hartford Man Convicted in ‘Cold Case’ Homicide

A 28-year-old Hartford man has been convicted of Accessory to Murder and other charges for the death of a Hartford teenager who was gunned down with a friend in a 2006 drive-by shooting.

PAUL DAVIS was convicted Thursday after a jury trial in Hartford Superior Court of one count each of Accessory to Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder and Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder.

The conviction is the result of an investigation by the Major Crimes Division of the Hartford Police Department in conjunction with the Cold Case Unit in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney and the State of Connecticut Department of Correction. The case was prosecuted by the Office of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Hartford.

Following the jury’s verdict, Superior Court Judge Julia DiCocco Dewey scheduled sentencing for May 9, 2013, when Davis faces a maximum possible penalty of 100 years in prison.

Davis and Ackeem Riley were arrested in August 2009 and charged in the homicide of 15-year-old Kerry Foster and wounding of a second, 14-year-old teenager in a drive-by shooting that occurred in front of 50 Clark Street in Hartford on May 28, 2006.

Davis was 21 years old at the time of the shooting. Charges against Riley, who was 16 when the shooting occurred, are pending in Hartford Superior Court.

At the time of his arrest, Davis was in the custody of the Department of Correction serving a 9-year sentence for an unrelated crime. His bond in the homicide case remains at $1 million.

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