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Trial for man accused of strangling woman to be next year

May 8, 2019

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — The trial for a Vermont man accused of strangling a woman is not expected to take place until next year.

Rutland resident Shawn LaPlant pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in connection with the death of 44-year-old Alicia Harrington. Authorities say LaPlant strangled Harrington in his home on March 5.

Authorities say he then moved her body to a car. Authorities found her on March 6.

The Rutland Herald reports the trial is expected to last 10 days and is expected to start next April.

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Information from: Rutland Herald, http://www.rutlandherald.com/