Pamela Gratton, the mother Ethan Gratton, the alleged shooter who killed one man and severely injured a second on New Year’s Day in Georgia took the stand last week as defense attorneys attempted to convince Judge Gregory Rainville to release Ethan Gratton until a trial can be held.

Pamela Gratton was the second known person to stumble upon the deadly scene in the road and at the end of her driveway.

Pamela said that she was the one who disarmed her son in an attempt to protect her son from incoming police.

“My fear was that the troopers would come and shoot Ethan,” Pamela said.

Pamela also testified that her son looked as though he had been crying when he came outside of the home after the shooting.

According to her testimony, Pamela gave him Kleenex for his bloody nose and sat him in the back seat of her SUV until police arrived.

We’re making her entire testimony available online to those who are interested in watching it.

Pamela Gratton also said that she alerted police to the presence of blood inside of the Gratton’s home, even telling one officer that he was stepping on a blood droplet when he came to speak with Pamela and her husband.

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MEDICAL EXAMINER: David Hill’s death was a homicide

The Deputy Medical Examiner who conducted an autopsy of David Hill, the man shot to death in Georgia on New Year’s Day, testifies in Vermont Superior Court about the death of Mr. Hill.

Below is a video of her testimony, via telephone, in its entirety. Viewer discretion is advised. Continue reading “MEDICAL EXAMINER: David Hill’s death was a homicide”


A familiar sight in Franklin County, an idle tractor and mower sit in a hayfield that is growing quickly because of overabundant rainfall, but is too wet still to mow.
Gregory J. Lamoureux, County Courier file photo

South Burlington: The 2017 No-Till and Cover Crop Symposium will take place Feb. 16 at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in South Burlington. Continue reading “FARMING SYMPOSIUM PLANNED”