Warrant to remain sealed in New London murder case

The arrest warrants detailing the state’s case against two men charged last month with the 2006 shooting death of Todd “T-Rek” Thomas in New London will remain sealed through Jan. 9.

Prosecutor Paul J. Narducci filed a motion to keep the documents under seal for an additional 30 days because of “legitimate concerns about the welfare of various witnesses” in the case. Judge Susan B. Handy granted the motion when the alleged shooter,32-year-old Darius K. Armadore, appeared today in New London Superior Court. His codefendant, Gerjuan R. “Callie” Tyus, who is also 32, is due back in court on Dec. 18.

New London Police worked with the Southeastern Cold Case Unit to obtain warrants charging the two men with shooting Thomas outside Ernie’s Café on Bank Street in New London on Dec. 23, 2006.

At today’s court appearance, the judge appointed attorney John E. Franckling of Glastonbury to represent Armadore. Tyus is expected to be represented by attorney Christopher Duby. Both defendants will be discussing with their lawyers whether they want to go ahead with a probable cause hearing. Defendants in murder cases are entitled to a hearing at which the state must prove to a judge that there is sufficient evidence to prosecute them for murder.

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