BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport man currently serving an 80-year prison sentence in the slaying of a woman and the wounding of his girlfriend and her daughter a decade ago has been granted a new trial.

The Connecticut Post reports ( ) the state Appellate Court ruled on Monday that the jury that convicted Durante Best should have been instructed to consider that his actions were self-defense.

Police say Best in May 2006 shot Rogerlina Jones; his girlfriend, Erica Anderson; and her daughter Octavia in the chest following an argument with Anderson at their home. Jones later died.

A 12-person jury in 2007 found Best guilty of murder, two counts of attempted murder, two counts of first-degree assault and a weapons charge.

Information from: Connecticut Post,

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