Criminal Law

Ex-Death Row Inmate Sentenced to Decades in Prison After Pleading Guilty to Murder

A former death row inmate in Connecticut, whose conviction was overturned in 2020, has pleaded guilty to a murder charge and been sentenced to 46 1/2 years in prison.

Lazale Ashby, 38, entered his plea Monday as a part of an agreement with the prosecutor and the family of his victim, 21-year-old Elizabeth Garcia, his attorney, Joe Lopez, said Tuesday.

Garcia was strangled inside her Hartford apartment in 2002 as her 2-year-old daughter watched television in a neighbor’s apartment, prosecutors said.

Read the source article at U.S. News

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