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Court tosses shooting conviction based on 'John Doe' warrant

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's Supreme Court has dismissed the criminal case against a man who was arrested years after a 2012 non-fatal shooting in Norwalk. Justices ruled 7-0 Friday that Terrance Police's constitutional rights were violated when he was charged in 2018 - after the statute of limitations had expired - based on a warrant issued months before the statute expired. The so-called "John Doe" warrant included only a general description of the suspect and partial DNA evidence linked to several unknown people. He pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Police's lawyer expects him to be released from prison within the next week.

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