Brownington woman pleads not guilty to 2016 fatal stabbing

March 5, 2018

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A Brownington woman has pleaded not guilty in a fatal stabbing that occurred nearly two years ago.

Forty-six-year-old Jennifer Simard was indicted by a grand jury on charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Kevin Smith on March 28, 2016. WCAX-TV reports she was arraigned Monday.

Police say Simard called 911 and Smith was dead when officers arrived.

The medical examiner ruled that he’d been stabbed in the chest, but it wasn’t until several months later that the death was determined to be a homicide.

Police made the arrest Friday, and Simard was held Sunday at Northern State Correctional Facility on $100,000 bail.


Information from: WCAX-TV, http://www.wcax.com

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