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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Hartford Man Involved in 2010 Murder Sentenced to More Than 17 Years in Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KERONN MILLER, also known as “Fresh,” 25, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 210 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for aiding and abetting the 2010 murder of Ian Francis. 

On December 21, 2010, Ian Francis was shot multiple times while sitting in his vehicle on Sigourney Street in Hartford.  Francis succumbed to his injuries on January 15, 2011. 

On December 4, 2014, MILLER pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting witness tampering by committing second degree murder.  In pleading guilty, he admitted that he lured Francis to Sigourney Street where Dominique Mack was waiting to shoot and kill Francis.

On April 27, 2016, Mack was convicted by a federal jury for conspiring with MILLER and others to murder Francis to prevent Francis from providing information to law enforcement about Mack’s whereabouts.  Mack was being sought by the FBI following his indictment on federal narcotics charges when Francis was murdered.

Mack is scheduled to be sentenced on September 1, 2016, when he will face a mandatory term of life imprisonment.

This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Northern Connecticut Violent Crimes and Gang Task Force and the Hartford Police Department’s Major Crimes Division.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Brian Leaming and Jennifer Laraia.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
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Updated August 5, 2016