Vermont Bridge Fight That Ended in Fatal Fall Was Planned Dispute

Police say the confrontation on a Vermont bridge that ended with a man plunging to his death was a planned fight to settle a dispute over a woman.

Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo said Monday that 20-year-old Jared Streeter ultimately fell 50 feet off the railroad bridge connecting Burlington and Winooski, suffering fatal head trauma. The Burlington Free Press reports 20-year-old Joshua Granger fled the scene and turned himself in 15 minutes later.

Granger, of Winooski, pleaded not guilty on Monday to a charge of second-degree murder. Prosecutors have asked that Granger remain jailed without bail.

Police say Granger told them there was an ongoing dispute between him and Streeter concerning a girl they liked.

If convicted, Granger faces 20 years to life in prison.

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