Conflict of interest? Darien hate crime case left in hands of civil court

A former defendant in a hate crime trial claims the prosecutor should have recused himself from trying the case because of a lack of objectivity. Legal experts say the connection is not enough to warrant a conflict of interest, however.

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Prosecutor drops bigotry, assault charges at final hour

It all came down to a missing knife. When it was found, the case against the Darien banker charged with felony assault and bigotry changed course dramatically. Stamford Superior Court dropped all charges against William Bryan Jennings, who, after a cab ride from Manhattan to Darien went awry over a fare argument, stabbed the cab driver’s hand before fleeing into the dark December night.

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