Two guys from Stamford are the alleged perpetrators of the October 2009 murder of Jose Joaquin Morales. The Hour reports that the two men have been held in jail since December of 2009 for a robbery of a Stamford Bodega:
Alain Rodney Leconte, 22, and Mustafa Jacobs, 24, were charged with murder and robbery in the first degree and are expected to be arraigned in Norwalk Superior Court Thursday.
Leconte was also arraigned Wednesday in Stamford Superior Court on charges related to a gas station robbery in Greenwich during which he shot an attendant. That robbery and shooting occurred a couple weeks after the Norwalk murder.
He has been held since Dec. 14, 2009, when Stamford police arrested him in connection with an armed robbery at a bodega.
No one is reporting how the Norwalk Police determined that these two were the suspects, but Mayor Moccia indicated earlier tonight that forensic evidence takes time and the the crime scene evidence was a key.
Yes, TV shows like CSI make it all look speedy, but the reality is that any investigation does take time. Making arrests is only part of law enforcement, convicting criminals is just as important.