Man acquitted in 2014 New Haven shooting that killed teen
NEW HAVEN — A Connecticut man has been acquitted of murder and first-degree assault charges in the shootings of two teenage brothers two years ago.
This is the case’s second trial. A deadlocked jury had led to a mistrial in the October 2015 prosecution of Covington for the March 24, 2014, shooting that killed 17-year-old Taijhon Washington and injured his then-16-year-old brother, Travon, in New Haven.
The jury had convicted Covington of carrying a pistol without a permit. They were unable to agree on the murder charge. Covington received a 10-year prison sentence.
Covington’s attorney says prosecutors failed to show Covington had motive to shoot the brothers.