Sean McKinnon made an initial appearance Monday in federal court in Florida, where he was arrested last week on a charge of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in the notorious crime boss’s death.
The Bennington Superior Court ruled for a lighter sentence than prosecutors had sought on the felony offense, citing factors such as the animal’s biting history and the defendant’s unfamiliarity with U.S. law enforcement.
Authorities have released few details about Friday night’s shooting at Great River Terrace, an apartment complex for people who lack permanent housing.
Michael Goldberg, the court-appointed receiver overseeing the Northeast Kingdom ski resort, did not disclose the identity of the new bidder, though one Jay Peak official noted a “pretty sharp increase” in interest since news of an initial $58 million bid was reported earlier this month.
Sean McKinnon, 36, was arrested Thursday in Florida. He had been released several months ago from the federal prison in West Virginia where Bulger was beaten to death in 2018.
A Twitter thread posted Thursday afternoon shows what the bystander described as a bullethole in a car windshield and the path of a bullet fired by a Burlington police officer.
Patricia Duff, who resigned in July, told VTDigger that health problems had made coming to work difficult. She faces allegations of financial impropriety.
Town officials have declined to move forward with one of two finalists after questions from VTDigger. The other finalist has already secured another job.
In interviews with detectives later at the hospital, David Johnson said “he called the police because he wanted the police to kill him,” police wrote in an affidavit.
Zachary Paul, 21, joined the Ludlow Police Department in July after graduating from the Vermont Police Academy. On Monday night he was taking part in field training when he shot 35-year-old Michael Mills following a police chase, according to Vermont State Police.
A member of the Ludlow Police Department shot the 35-year-old man around 9:30 p.m. Monday on South Hill Road in Ludlow, according to Vermont State Police.
Vermont State Police are investigating the incident, which began when three Burlington officers responded to an “unspecified emergency” at 249 Manhattan Drive shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday.
“Kayla was the kind of woman that was not afraid to be herself,” said a former colleague. “She was proud, goal oriented, and on her way to accomplishing great things in life.”
Three victims were identified and one person charged in the raid that took place at Rainbow Therapeutic Spa on Wednesday.