Connecticut high court to hear first cases of 2018-19 year

HARTFORD (AP) — Parents' rights, disability benefits and an attempted murder conviction are among the issues being taken up by the Connecticut Supreme Court as it begins its 2018-2019 year.

The court's first term of the new year starts Monday as it hears two appeals.

The first involves James Gavis, of Willimantic, who is trying to bar his dead wife's sister from having contact with his son, who is a minor. The second involves the late Waterbury Fire Chief Thomas Brennan and whether his wife, as executrix of his estate, can receive his benefits for heart and high blood pressure. On Tuesday, the court will hear the appeal of Daniel Buzzeo, of Stamford, who is serving a 15-year prison sentence for attempted murder for trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife.



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