Trial set for man accused of killing ex-wife's husband
Jan. 03, 2018
NEWPORT CITY, Vt. (AP) — The trial of a Vermont man accused of killing his ex-wife's husband is set to begin later this month.
The Caledonian-Record reports the trial of 55-year-old Jeffrey Ray, of Brownington, will start Jan. 23 in Orleans Superior Court. Ray faces a first-degree murder charge in the Memorial Day 2015 killing of Rick Vreeland.
An attorney representing Ray says his client wants to include information about his blood-alcohol level at the time of the shooting. A judge had previously denied a defense request to suppress a confession Ray made to police.
Judge Robert Bent says he hopes the attorneys can find an agreement concerning Ray's blood-alcohol test results. He has also advised the attorneys to discuss possible plea agreements in the case.
Information from: The Caledonian-Record, http://www.caledonianrecord.com