Thursday, August 13, 2009


New London man faces prison in casino beating.

By Staff reports
Norwich Bulletin
Posted Aug 12, 2009 @ 11:13 PM

.A New London man convicted in a 2006 stabbing at Montville High School faces six more years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to his role in an attack on an 18-year-old man at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Isaiah Brown-Rocket, 19, pleaded guilty under the Alford Doctrine to second-degree assault in the September attack in an elevator lobby. He also admitted violating terms of his probation stemming from his conviction in the 2006 stabbing. Brown-Rocket was sentenced to two years in prison and three years probation in that case.

Also involved in the casino fight were Akeem Jarrett of Uncasville and Matthew W. Hebert of Preston. Their cases are pending.

Police said the victim was kicked, punched and hit with a handgun. State police said they also found the magazine for a .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol, along with three live rounds of ammunition, on the floor of the casino lobby.

Brown-Rocket will be sentenced Oct. 28 in New London Superior Court. The recommended sentence is 10 years suspended after six years and three years probation.

EDITORIAL FOOTNOTE: Why would anyone start a fight or some kind of retaliation at a casino? Don't they realize there is security and cameras? Not very smart. Are things, like this happening at the Mohegan Sun Casino also? These were local people (Uncasville, New London and Preston)? Guns in casinos and hotels? Hello? What do you think?

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