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Lawyers say plea agreement reached in pipe killing

August 1, 2019

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.

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Information from: The Caledonian-Record, http://www.caledonianrecord.com

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