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Bridgeport man gets 40 more years for triple shooting

BRIDGEPORT— A Connecticut man who fatally shot one woman and injured two others has been sentenced to an additional 40 years in prison.

The Connecticut Post reports that Durante Best was sentenced Friday after he was found guilty at his second trial of murder, attempted murder and first-degree assault for the May 2006 shootings in Bridgeport.

Prosecutors say Best shot his girlfriend Erica Anderson, her daughter, Octavia Anderson, and the daughter’s friend, 19-year-old Rogerlina Jones after an argument. Jones died.

An appeals court overturned the convictions in the shooting of Jones and Octavia Anderson and ordered a new trial contending that the trial judge should have instructed the jury they could consider a self-defense argument.

The 40 years run consecutively to the 40 years he is currently serving for the same case.

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