STAMFORD, Conn. -- A Pennsylvania man charged with threatening a co-worker with a gun in 2009 in an effort to get his job back at a Stamford business, accepted a plea deal on a first-degree burglary charge last week that will send him to jail for a little more than seven years, according to the Stamford Advocate.
Joel D’Ort, 34, whose first conviction was overturned, broke into the XL Capital offices in Shippan to ask his former boss to give him back his job, the Stamford Advocate reported. When she refused, he pulled a semiautomatic gun and pointed it at her, said the Stamford Advocate.
D'Ort was found guilty during his first trial and sentenced to 10 years in jail. The state Supreme Court reversed the conviction on the grounds for the judge denying D’Ort’s request for a competency examination, according to the Stamford Advocate. Instead of going to trial for a second time, D’Ort accepted the plea agreement, added the Stamford Advocate.
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