Twice-Convicted Killer Charged in Two More Hartford Homicides

A serial sex offender who was already convicted of killing two women in Hartford was charged on Monday for the homicides of two more women from over the last 19 years, the state's division of criminal justice said. 

Robert White, 56, was charged after an investigation by the Cold Case Unit found that he had allegedly murdered two women: one in 1997 and one in 2012. 

White faces one count of capital felony murder and murder for the 1997 slaying of Shiraleen Crawford and one count of murder with special circumstances, felony murder and murder in the death of Sonia Rivera in 2012, the state said. 

He is currently serving a 50-year prison sentence for the murder of his ex-girlfriend and his bond was set at $1 million for each case. 

In 2013, White confessed to suffocating and stabbing his 59-year-old girlfriend Sawarie Krichindath, who was found inside her Hartford apartment. 

In 1998, he was convicted of sexual assault, spent almost 14 years in prison and was forced to register as a sex offender. White was charged with first-degree sexual assault in 1998 and third-degree sexual assault in 1993. 

In the 1980s, White was convicted of manslaughter.

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