Police say they didn’t follow the usual practice for releasing details about a crash, having determined this one wasn’t an accident.
The defense did not contest a finding from the prosecution’s report that said Steven Bourgoin can stand trial for quintuple homicide.
A hearing on the competency of a man accused of killing five teens in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 89 in October is scheduled for Friday. Steven Bourgoin pleaded not guilty to five counts of second-degree murder and to other charges related to the theft and crashing of a police cruiser. Bourgoin’s attorney requested a […]
Its purpose will be to establish whether Steven Bourgoin is “mentally competent to stand trial” or was “insane at the time of the alleged offense.” He faces five counts of second-degree murder.
If Steven Bourgoin, who faces five counts of second-degree murder, is determined to be competent after a court-ordered evaluation, the report likely will be filed with the court, the county prosecutor said.
A judge ordered the mental health screening prior to Bourgoin’s arraignment last Friday, anticipating that his mental health and competency would be at issue in the case.
Friends say Bourgoin had anxiety and PTSD from traumatic childhood experiences.
The social service nonprofit also said Steven Bourgoin was not a client.
If someone poses an imminent risk of harm to themselves or others, a screening can trigger a court process for involuntary hospitalization.
“It could have been us. It could have been someone from my high school.”
Steven Bourgoin was charged with five counts of second degree murder and other charges in connection with the weekend crash that killed five Central Vermont teens.
The suspect in the killing of five teens was in a custody dispute and faced foreclosure leading up to the crash on Sunday night.
Steven Bourgoin, 36, is facing five counts of second-degree murder in connection with a crash on Interstate 89 that left five central Vermont teens dead.
(This story was updated Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.) The designated mental health agency in Chittenden County says it is cooperating with a police investigation of a man accused of a wrong-way driving crash that killed five teenagers and injured several other people. Authorities have said the agency, Howard Center, was contacted about Steven Bourgoin, […]