New London man sentenced to 60 years for murder - WFSB 3 Connecticut

New London man sentenced to 60 years for murder

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New London, CT (WFSB/AP) -

A man convicted of murdering a pregnant woman in Waterford in 1997 has been sentenced to 60 years in prison.

Dickie E. Anderson Jr., 42, was given the maximum sentence Monday.

Anderson was found guilty in April for the strangulation death of 41-year-old Renee Pellegrino.

Police had also accused Anderson of killing 29-year-old Michelle Comeau of Norwich in 1998, but the jury could not reach a unanimous decision and the judge declared a mistrial.

Anderson was first arrested in a police cold case investigation in 2010.

He maintains his innocence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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