New London man convicted of 1998 murder
NEW LONDON, Conn.—A New London man charged with murdering two women in the 1990s has been convicted in one of the killings, but the jury failed to reach a verdict in the other case.
A jury in New London Superior Court convicted 42-year-old Dickie Anderson Jr. on Wednesday of murdering 41-year-old Renee Pellegrino in her hometown of Waterford in 1997. But jurors couldn't reach a unanimous verdict in the killing of 29-year-old Michelle Comeau of Norwich in 1998, and the judge declared a mistrial.
Prosecutors are deciding whether to pursue a second trial in Comeau's case.
Anderson is scheduled to be sentenced to up to 60 years in prison on June 1 for killing Pellegrino.
Police say both women were strangled. Anderson was arrested in a police cold case investigation in 2010.