HARTFORD — The state Supreme Court has delayed hearing arguments on whether a man convicted of ordering the 1999 killings of a woman and her 8-year-old son in Bridgeport should have received the death penalty.
The court was scheduled to take up the appeal of Russell Peeler Jr. on Monday. It has been delayed to July 10.
Peeler was condemned to die for ordering his brother to kill Karen Clarke and her son, Leroy “B.J.” Brown. The boy was a key witness against Peeler in another murder case.