homicide

Suspect in 2015 Burlington homicide arrested in Texas

A former student at Burlington’s Champlain College is accused of killing a University of Vermont student. Prosecutors say the “execution-style killing” stemmed from a cocaine debt.

Competency still at issue for man accused in 2010 Burlington slaying

Jose Pazos, 51, is charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping and other offenses related to the slaying of Kathleen Smith, a social worker.

Mount Tabor murder suspect renews bid for release

A judge Tuesday listened to arguments over whether Peggy Shores could be released to her sister-in-law, the sibling of the man she is accused of killing.

Suspect in ex-Frost Heaves player’s slaying arrested in Florida

Police say Jayveon Caballero, of Barre, is to be charged with second-degree murder in connection with Markus Austin’s shooting in January in Montpelier.

Man stabbed to death on Church Street in broad daylight

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.”

Family confronts woman as she admits role in Burlington killing

“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.

Butler pleads not guilty in Arlington murder case

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.

Man arrested in stabbing death of elderly Arlington woman

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.

Accident or crime? Mount Tabor woman denies murder charge

“It’s completely a circumstantial case,” Peggy Shores’ lawyer said. The prosecution says the evidence shows David Shores couldn’t have shot himself.

Homicide rattles Arlington residents

Police tried to allay fears but also stressed that they could not release many details of the active investigation.

Arlington church will host Q & A with police in wake of homicide

Police will be available to give advice, but will not be taking questions about the ongoing homicide investigation.

Police: Elderly woman’s death a homicide

Helen Jones, 81, was found dead in her home by a friend late Wednesday night, according to Vermont State Police.

Georgia shooting suspect denies charges, claims self-defense

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.

UPDATED: Poultney shooting brings manslaughter charge

RUTLAND — A Poultney teen has pleaded not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of 19-year-old Daniel Hein over the weekend. William Bailey, also 19, said in Rutland criminal court Monday that he accidentally shot his friend with a gun he thought was unloaded. Vermont State Police reported earlier that […]