Mistrial declared in ECSU student dismemberment trial - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Mistrial declared in ECSU student dismemberment trial

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BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB/AP) -

A Connecticut jury has not reached a verdict in the trial of a Bridgeport man charged with killing and dismembering his girlfriend after she broke up with him.

The Bridgeport Superior Court jury failed to arrive at a decision Monday in the case against Jermaine Richards.

A mistrial was declared last year after the first jury to hear the case deadlocked. This happened again on Thursday.

Richards is charged with murder in the April 2013 death of 20-year-old Alyssiah Wiley of West Haven. She was a student at Eastern Connecticut State University.

Her partial remains were found in Trumbull about a month after she was last seen with the 33-year-old Richards outside her dorm. Police say Wiley tried to break up with Richards shortly before her death. Police said she was last seen getting into Richards' car outside her dorm in April of 2013.

While there was no murder weapon, no witnesses, no confession, prosecutors said they did trace Richards' cellphone to the area in Trumbull where her dismembered body was found.

On Thursday outside of court, Alyssiah's mother said she is heartbroken, but said justice will be served.

This is expected to head to a third trial, as the case will be put back on the jury list.

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