Daughter of Vermont Woman Charged in Social Worker Death in Custody

Desiree Herring was taken into custody in Burlington

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The daughter of a Vermont woman charged with killing a social worker and three relatives is in custody after disappearing when she was released from jail on furlough.

Barre Police said Tuesday 21-year-old Desiree Herring was taken into custody on Monday in Burlington. Police did not describe her capture.

Herring is the daughter of Jody Herring. Jody Herring has pleaded not guilty to charges she shot and killed social worker Lara Sobel and three of Herring's relatives on Aug. 7, 2015.

Desiree Herring was jailed earlier this year for multiple convictions. A person on furlough must abide by strict conditions or be returned to jail.

Her disappearance around the anniversary of the shootings prompted the state to increase security at some state offices.

It's unclear if Herring has a lawyer.

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