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October 27, 1998 | From Associated Press
In a startling courtroom turnaround, a politically connected lawyer on trial on charges of murdering his mistress admitted through his attorney Monday that he disposed of the body but insisted the death was an accident. The admission came on the opening day of Thomas Capano's trial in the slaying of Anne Marie Fahey, who was Gov. Thomas R. Carper's secretary. It was the first time Capano had even acknowledged that Fahey is dead.
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May 11, 2000 | From Reuters
A college student convicted of killing her newborn son was released from prison Wednesday after serving 22 months of a 2 1/2-year sentence. Amy Grossberg, 21, and her onetime high school sweetheart Brian Peterson pleaded guilty in 1998 to manslaughter in the 1996 death of their baby, whose body was found in a motel trash bin. Both faced a death sentence on the original charges of first-degree murder.
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January 5, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A college student convicted of killing his newborn son in Newark, Del., in a case that shocked the nation was released from prison after serving 20 months of a two-year sentence. Brian Peterson and his high school sweetheart, Amy Grossberg, pleaded guilty in 1998 to manslaughter in the death of their newborn son, whose body was found in a motel waste container. The two could have faced a death sentence if convicted of first-degree murder. Their child was born Nov.
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May 10, 2000 | Associated Press
A young woman who pleaded guilty along with her college sweetheart to killing their newborn son in a motel is being released from prison eight months early, prison officials said Tuesday. Amy Grossberg will be released today, short of her 2 1/2-year sentence because of credit for time served before her guilty plea and for good behavior, said Department of Correction spokeswoman Beth Welch. The child's father, Brian Peterson, was released in January after serving 18 months of a two-year sentence.
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November 24, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lawyers for two teenagers charged with murder in the death of a newborn have hired two forensic psychiatrists, raising the possibility they may use mental illness as a defense. Amy Grossberg and Brian Peterson Jr., both 18, are charged with first-degree murder. A baby boy born in a Newark motel last week was found dead in a trash bin. Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty.
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April 23, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A young woman charged along with her high school sweetheart with murdering their newborn at a motel fell sobbing into her mother's arms before pleading guilty to manslaughter. Amy Grossberg, 19, entered the plea in a Wilmington court a month after her boyfriend, Brian Peterson, 19, turned against her. Grossberg and Peterson could each get up to 2 1/2 years.
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November 14, 1995 | Reuters
A Macy's department store security chief was shot and killed Monday, the day he was scheduled to testify in a case involving the theft of $4,500 worth of gift certificates, police said.
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November 22, 1996 | From Reuters
An 18-year-old college student surrendered to authorities Thursday on charges he helped his girlfriend murder her newborn son. A frightened-looking Brian Peterson Jr., accompanied by his lawyer and mother, waded through a crush of media and turned himself in to the FBI on a fugitive warrant. He was transferred to police in Newark, Del., for processing on first-degree murder charges. A judge later ordered him held without bail.
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May 10, 2000 | Associated Press
A young woman who pleaded guilty along with her college sweetheart to killing their newborn son in a motel is being released from prison eight months early, prison officials said Tuesday. Amy Grossberg will be released today, short of her 2 1/2-year sentence because of credit for time served before her guilty plea and for good behavior, said Department of Correction spokeswoman Beth Welch. The child's father, Brian Peterson, was released in January after serving 18 months of a two-year sentence.
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December 18, 1996 | From Associated Press
Two teenagers accused of killing their newborn son weren't responsible for the infant's death because the baby was brain-damaged before birth, a defense lawyer said Tuesday. Amy Grossberg and Brian Peterson Jr., looking scared and nervous, sat one seat apart in the courtroom and spoke quietly for a few minutes before the judge entered. It was the first time the high school sweethearts have seen each other since Nov. 12, when Grossberg gave birth to the 6-pound, 2-ounce baby in a Newark, Del.
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January 5, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A college student convicted of killing his newborn son in Newark, Del., in a case that shocked the nation was released from prison after serving 20 months of a two-year sentence. Brian Peterson and his high school sweetheart, Amy Grossberg, pleaded guilty in 1998 to manslaughter in the death of their newborn son, whose body was found in a motel waste container. The two could have faced a death sentence if convicted of first-degree murder. Their child was born Nov.
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January 18, 1999 | From Associated Press
A politically connected attorney was convicted Sunday of murdering his mistress and dumping her body at sea, a verdict rejecting his story that she was accidentally killed by another mistress in a jealous rage. Jurors deliberated three days before finding Thomas Capano guilty late Saturday of killing Anne Marie Fahey, who was Gov. Thomas R. Carper's scheduling secretary.
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December 17, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
An attorney accused of killing his mistress broke 2 1/2 years of silence and took the stand. Thomas Capano, a former state prosecutor, began by attacking key testimony: from another mistress who says she gave him a gun, and from his brother, who says he helped Thomas dump a body the day after Anne Marie Fahey vanished. Capano did not discuss how Fahey died.
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October 27, 1998 | From Associated Press
In a startling courtroom turnaround, a politically connected lawyer on trial on charges of murdering his mistress admitted through his attorney Monday that he disposed of the body but insisted the death was an accident. The admission came on the opening day of Thomas Capano's trial in the slaying of Anne Marie Fahey, who was Gov. Thomas R. Carper's secretary. It was the first time Capano had even acknowledged that Fahey is dead.
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July 10, 1998 | From Associated Press
A day before her 20th birthday, Amy Grossberg and her former sweetheart, Brian Peterson, were sentenced to short prison terms Thursday for killing their newborn son, whose body was dumped in a motel trash bin. Grossberg sobbed and shook as she told the judge she blamed "nobody but herself" for the baby's death. She told her parents she loves them as she was led crying from the courtroom to begin serving her 2 1/2-year sentence.
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April 23, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A young woman charged along with her high school sweetheart with murdering their newborn at a motel fell sobbing into her mother's arms before pleading guilty to manslaughter. Amy Grossberg, 19, entered the plea in a Wilmington court a month after her boyfriend, Brian Peterson, 19, turned against her. Grossberg and Peterson could each get up to 2 1/2 years.
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December 17, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
An attorney accused of killing his mistress broke 2 1/2 years of silence and took the stand. Thomas Capano, a former state prosecutor, began by attacking key testimony: from another mistress who says she gave him a gun, and from his brother, who says he helped Thomas dump a body the day after Anne Marie Fahey vanished. Capano did not discuss how Fahey died.
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April 22, 1998 | Associated Press
With her trial two weeks away in the death of her newborn son, 19-year-old Amy Grossberg has decided to plead guilty to manslaughter, Joseph Hurley, an attorney for her ex-boyfriend, said Tuesday. The plea would resolve a case that began 17 months ago, when Grossberg gave birth to a boy in a motel room and the father, Brian Peterson, dumped him in a trash bin outside, according to prosecutors.
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April 3, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
New Jersey teenager Amy Grossberg will not face the death penalty if she is convicted of murdering her newborn infant in a motel room when her case comes to trial in May, a judge ruled in Wilmington. State Superior Court Judge Henry duPont Ridgely agreed to a prosecution request to drop a first-degree murder charge against the 19-year-old Bergen County woman and try her instead on a second-degree murder charge.
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