ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT


Stay Connected
ADVERTISEMENT


Felon gets six-year prison sentence for guns


BRIDGEPORT — A felon has been sentenced in Connecticut to six years in prison for possessing guns.

The U.S. Attorney’s office says 33-year-old Ernie Negroni, also known as “King Omega,” was sentenced Wednesday in Bridgeport.

Negroni, a former resident of Mansfield, Ohio, and Connecticut, pleaded guilty to possessing two firearms by a felon. Authorities say he sold two guns for $900 last year in Hartford to an individual working with law enforcement.

Prosecutors say Negroni is believed to have acquired guns at gun shows in Ohio and sold them in Connecticut without regard to who would use them or for what purpose. They say he’s an acknowledged member of the Almighty Latin King Nation.

Negroni’s attorney urged a three-year sentence, saying his client suffered extraordinary abuse as a child and believes his criminal history was overstated.



Back to State
Top Stories of the Week

Restaurant owner promises ‘hard-core smokehouse’ in Meriden …
MIDDLETOWN — Christopher Szewczyk has visited barbecue smokehouses in Lockhart and Austin, New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville and recently brought the “show” to Connecticut. A … more ...

Police: Meriden stabbing incident prompted by dispute between two teenagers …
MERIDEN — A teenage girl has been charged in the stabbing of a 17-year-old boy on Monday. Police say the incident was prompted by a … more ...

Wallingford councilor won’t seek re-election citing ‘poisonous attacks’ …
WALLINGFORD — First-term Republican Town Councilor Christine Mansfield won’t seek re-election this fall, saying she was the subject of “poisonous” comments by local parents that … more ...

Meriden police make arrest after chase down Crown Street …
MERIDEN — Police arrested Jonathan Rivers, a convicted felon, on Crown Street Friday afternoon. In 2007, Rivers was convicted of accessory to first-degree kidnapping for … more ...

Meriden man charged after shooting himself in hand by accident …
MERIDEN — A city man faces charges after police say he accidentally shot himself in the hand while watching a movie. Ryan Kolesar, 29, of … more ...

Comments