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Man Charged in 2010 Triple Murder Rejects Plea Deal, Gets New Trial

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    Man Charged in 2010 Triple Murder Rejects Plea Deal, Gets New Trial
    Brett Bednarz, top right, is accused of killing his mother, Beverly Therrien, and her two tenants. Their bodies were found on Thanksgiving morning 2010.

    A man charged in the bludgeoning deaths of three people in East Hartford in 2010 has rejected a plea deal and will take the case to a second trial.

    The office of the Hartford Superior Court clerk said Thursday that Brett Bednarz has rejected the conditions of a plea deal offered by the state. He has been charged with murder in the deaths of his mother, 74-year-old Beverly Therrien, and two house guests.

    A police detective testified in May that authorities found no evidence in Bednarz's home or car linking him to the crime, but a state DNA expert said in court that DNA found on a crumpled tissue at the crime scene most likely belonged to Bednarz, The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer reported in May.

    A second trial with a new jury will begin Dec. 1, 2015, according to the court clerk's office.