January 5, 2000 |
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.
December 17, 1998 |
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.
October 27, 1998 |
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.
July 10, 1998 |
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.
April 23, 1998 |
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.
April 22, 1998 |
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.