Channel 5 also says the ex-state senator talked about possibly firing his legal team. He pleaded no contest to three charges Tuesday, just before his second sexual assault trial.
The former state senator agreed to plead no contest to two counts of prohibited acts and one count of lewd and lascivious conduct.
The defense will challenge the credibility of his accuser, according to court filings, as his attorneys did in an earlier trial that ended with those charges dropped.
Ethan Gratton is being held without bail. Attorneys said he acted in self-defense after a fight with two men who were using his family’s driveway to turn around.
Lawmakers look to tackle job growth and the budget when the session starts in Montpelier.
Some who live near the site in Swanton say the structures will devalue their property and diminish their quality of life, while others express no worries.
News Release — Denise Smith Sept. 28, 2016 Contact: Denise Smith State Senate Candidate Franklin County and Alburgh [email protected] www.smithforsenatevt.com 802-393-4730 As the newbie on the block running for State Senate for Franklin County and Alburgh, I thought I would share some of my reasons for why I am choosing to do this at this […]
Police identified the officer and the victim in the fatal Winooski shooting. Jesse Beshaw was shot six times in the torso and head.
A Burlington man has been sentenced to 25 months in prison after pleading guilty in federal court to possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony. Before he was sentenced this week, Mark Caron, 53, had six previous felony convictions, three of which were violations of abuse prevention orders from state court. The federal […]
News Release — Denise Smith for Senate Campaign Aug. 19, 2016 Contact: Linday Hunn Denise Smith for Senate Campaign Manager [email protected] St. Albans – First time Franklin senate candidate, Denise Smith, has announced the release of a substantial list of initial endorsements for her run for senate. The Franklin senate district includes all of Franklin […]
Meanwhile, criminal charges against Sen. Norm McAllister loom in the background of a three-way race for two GOP nominations. The Democrats don’t face a primary.
ST. ALBANS — The second of two sexual assault trials for state Sen. Norm McAllister, which was set to begin next week, is being rescheduled for December, the Franklin County Superior Court clerk’s office confirmed. The state dropped rape and sexual misconduct charges in the first trial in June after the accuser in that case […]
The state senator’s trial on a second set of sexual misconduct charges is scheduled for three days starting Aug. 10. His first trial ended with the charges being dropped.
She said she fears that state Sen. Norm McAllister’s trial on sexual assault charges has had a chilling effect on potential witnesses in other cases.