Lawyers say plea agreement reached in pipe killing
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — Attorneys in the case of a Vermont man facing a murder charge that he hit another man with a pipe and set his home on fire say a plea agreement has been reached.
The Caledonian-Record reports attorneys in the case of 31-year-old Allen Draper told a judge Wednesday they have a deal in place and are ready to proceed to a change-of-plea hearing and sentencing. The judge said he wanted a pre-sentencing investigation.
Draper had pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and other charges in the May 2018 death of Tim Persons in St. Johnsbury. He’s being held without bail.
Information from: The Caledonian-Record, http://www.caledonianrecord.com