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West Haven man on trial for witness tampering, breaking into brother’s house

Ethan FryMarch 5, 2019

MILFORD — A jury began hearing evidence Tuesday in the case of a man accused of drunkenly breaking into his brother’s West Haven home.

Kyle Adams, 32, has been behind bars since his August 2016 arrest.

He faces charges of first-degree burglary with a dangerous weapon, criminal mischief, threatening, witness tampering and violating a protective order.

In court Tuesday, the first witness in the case was Adams’ brother, Aaron Sellner, whose home on West Haven’s Anderson Avenue Kyle Adams is accused of burglarizing.

Sellner testified that he asked his brother not to come to his house that day because he wasn’t sober, but Kyle Adams showed up anyway and damaged the home before leaving at the request of police and being taken into custody.

Sellner said several times on the stand that a delay in the police department’s response escalated the situation.

“This whole thing could have been avoided if the police and done their job,” Sellner said.

Judge Peter McShane warned Sellner repeatedly to keep his editorializing to himself.

A six-person jury with two alternates is hearing the case.

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