11TH HOUR PLEA DEAL FOR EX-SENATOR, NORM McALLISTER

Norm McAllister listens to Assistant State’s Attorney John Lavoie during Jury Selection on Tuesday. (Gregory J. Lamoureux, County Courier)

ST. ALBANS: Norm McAllister was in court today, initially to find a jury that would determine his fate on three sex charges, but instead left minutes after taking a plea deal which saves the former State Senator from Franklin County from going to jail for life.

The news comes almost a year to the day from when his fellow senators voted 20-10 to suspend him from participating in senate activities, a move that had never been done before in the history of Vermont politics. Continue reading “11TH HOUR PLEA DEAL FOR EX-SENATOR, NORM McALLISTER”

GEORGIA SHOOTING VICTIM RECOVERING, SLOWLY

Mark Brito was shot in the right eye on January 2nd with a .40 caliber handgun, according to State’s Attorney Jim Hughes, and is lucky to be alive. That was the news on Tuesday after the alleged shooter, Ethan Gratton, 26, of Georgia was arraigned in court.

The bullet would travel into Britto’s skull, causing massive brain and skull injuries. Since that fateful day, Brito has been fighting for his life in the UVM Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit. Continue reading “GEORGIA SHOOTING VICTIM RECOVERING, SLOWLY”