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State Court to Hear Appeal for Vermont Woman Who Killed 4

Attorney argues a judge unfairly sentenced 43-year-old Vermont woman to life without parole

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    State Court to Hear Appeal for Vermont Woman Who Killed 4

    The state's top court is set to hear an appeal from a Vermont woman sentenced to life without parole for killing a social worker and three relatives she thought played a role in her losing custody of her daughter.

    The Times Argus reports the Vermont Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Feb. 19. Jody Herring is appealing her 2017 conviction in the 2015 shooting deaths of social worker Lara Sobel, as well as Herring's two cousins, Rhonda Herring and Regina Herring, and aunt, Julie Falzarano.

    Herring's attorney, Joshua O'Hara, argues that Superior Court Judge John Pacht unfairly sentenced his 43-year-old client to life without parole, penalizing her "for being the victim of a lifetime of abuse.''

    The state argues Pacht "reasonably exercised'' discretion and the sentence was supported by evidence.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

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