A suspect surrendered, police say. The chief described both men as transients and said the altercation that led to the killing “does not appear to have been random.”
“We hope you never, ever have to go through the pain we go through — ever,” said a sister of the victim, Amos Beede. The defendant offered a tearful apology.
Timothy Butler, 31, had worked for Helen Jones. Butler confessed to a friend that he had killed the 81-year-old woman who lived alone in Arlington.
31-year old Timothy Butler, of Sunderland, is scheduled to be arraigned at Bennington County Superior Court Criminal Division on Thursday on charges of first degree murder and burglary.
“It’s completely a circumstantial case,” Peggy Shores’ lawyer said. The prosecution says the evidence shows David Shores couldn’t have shot himself.
Police tried to allay fears but also stressed that they could not release many details of the active investigation.
Police will be available to give advice, but will not be taking questions about the ongoing homicide investigation.
Helen Jones, 81, was found dead in her home by a friend late Wednesday night, according to Vermont State Police.
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.
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Townspeople grappled with the news and described the pair as kind and popular longtime members of the community.
SHAFTSBURY — Two men were found dead at a Shaftsbury Hollow Road on Friday afternoon in what law enforcement believe to be a murder-suicide, according to Vermont State Police. Troopers say they found the bodies of two men with gunshot wounds: Olanda Fitz, 28, of Shaftsbury; and Trevor Gardner, 38, of Hoosick Falls, N.Y. The […]
Police are investigating human remains in a residence in Sheldon. The major crimes unit of the Vermont State Police responded to the property Thursday after receiving a report of human remains that could be connected to an unreported homicide from more than 50 years ago. Police found a skull at the home when executing a […]
Mayor Miro Weinberger said Beede’s killing is a potent reminder that, despite some progress, the city needs to do more to address the problem of chronic homelessness.