Gugsa Abraham DabelaWho was Gugsa “Abe” Dabela?


Update: June 2020

1. Go to www.change.org/justice4abe to sign petition to re-open investigation. You do not have to donate to sign— donations on change.org go to boosting the petition, not to additional funding for the investigation.

2. Donate to the cause at https://www.gofundme.com/f/justice4abe. Funds go to cover costs and expenses relating to raising awareness, legislative and court proceedings, and to assist our family and the “Justice for Abe” team in the days to come as we continue to seek justice for Abe.

3. Follow the @Justice4Abe instagram for updated action items, including who to call/write/email and how to reach them.


Gugsa Abraham “Abe” Dabela was a gregarious, outspoken private attorney in Redding, Connecticut. Abe attended the University of Maryland at College Park on a full academic scholarship and graduated with a B.A. in neurobiology and physiology in 2001. He then graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia in 2006 with a master’s in public health and in 2011 from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City with a law degree. He was admitted to the bar in CT in 2012. At the time of his death, he had passed the New York bar exam, and was preparing applications for admissions to the New York, Maryland and District of Columbia bars.

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