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Woman whose Vermont case was dropped faces federal charges

June 12, 2019

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A woman whose attempted murder case was dropped by a Vermont county prosecutor is now facing federal charges in the case.

Veronica Lewis made an initial court appearance on Tuesday. She’s charged with unlawfully possessing a gun after having been adjudicated as “mentally defective” and possessing a stolen firearm.

Lewis was charged in the 2015 shooting of firearms instructor Darryl Montague at his Westford home. Montague survived being shot multiple times.

Chittenden County State’s Attorney Sarah George said last week that her office was dropping charges against Lewis and in two other high profile cases because evidence shows the defendants were legally insane at the time. Republican Gov. Phil Scott has questioned her decision and asked the attorney general to review the cases.

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