Arson conviction overturned, New Berlin man re-appears in court


NORWICH – Charged with second degree arson, a class B felony, and third degree arson, a class C felony, Jeffery “Yogi” Maxson, 47, New Berlin, re-appeared in court last week with his attorney, Scott J. Clippinger. Originally charged following an investigation into a structure fire in August of 2010, Maxson pleaded guilty to both counts in 2011. But the conviction has since been overturned after it became clear that Maxson had made a plea without being adequately aware of a possible intoxication defense. Since then, Maxson has been released on bail after having served a number of years in state prison.

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