The defendant was charged with murder, attempted murder and three counts of first-degree assault on the claim that he shot and killed one man and injured three others in The Sportsman’s, a notorious Norwich bar. The trial took several weeks, with the prosecution calling more than fifty witnesses. After eight days of deliberations, the jury was deadlocked and a mistrial was declared. At the retrial in 2003, the jury was again deadlocked, this time deliberating for six days. In 2004, a third trial was held. After several days of deliberations, the jury found the defendant not guilty of murder and attempted murder, but guilty of first-degree manslaughter, first-degree assault and firearms possession.