You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.


Man sentenced to death for triple killing

Continue reading below

A federal judge has sentenced a drug dealer to death for the 2005 killings of three people in Bridgeport, Conn., in a turf dispute involving crack-cocaine sales. US District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven imposed the sentence Monday on Azibo Aquart, 31. A federal jury convicted Aquart of racketeering murder and conspiracy and decided on the death penalty last year. It is the first time since the federal death penalty was reinstituted in 1988 that the death penalty has been imposed on a federal defendant in Connecticut. Prosecutors said Aquart and three other men who pleaded guilty to murder were involved in the beating deaths of Tina Johnson, 43, James Reid, 40, and Basil Williams, 54, in Johnson’s apartment.

Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of