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Connecticut Man Going on Trial in 1988 Teenager Killing

HARTFORD, Conn. -- A Connecticut man charged in the 1988 killing of a pregnant teenager is going on trial after DNA tests linked him to the crime and cleared an innocent man who served 20 years in prison.

HARTFORD, Conn. -- A Connecticut man charged in the 1988 killing of a pregnant teenager is going on trial after DNA tests linked him to the crime and cleared an innocent man who served 20 years in prison.

A Hartford Superior Court jury will begin hearing evidence Tuesday in the trial of 53-year-old Pedro Miranda of New Britain. He's charged with capital felony and murder in the slaying of 17-year-old Carmen Lopez of Hartford, who was six months pregnant at the time.

Lopez's boyfriend, Miguel Roman, served 20 years of a 60-year prison sentenced before being exonerated in 2009.

Miranda disputes the allegations. He faces the possibility of the death penalty if convicted. He also awaits trial in the killings of two other teenage girls from Hartford in the 1980s.

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