Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.:
The jury spent six and a half
hours deliberating yesterday, and in the end they found 37-year old Brian
Rooney guilty of raping and murdering UVM student Michelle Gardner Quinn;
Bob Kiss says he appreciates the good detective work that led to the conviction
of Brian Rooney; Gas prices have
shot past the $4-a-gallon mark in parts of Maine, New Hampshire and
Vermont, just days before Memorial Day weekend that marks the
unofficial start of the summer tourism season in New England.
The jury spent six and a half hours deliberating yesterday, and in the end they found 37-year old Brian Rooney guilty of raping and murdering UVM student Michelle Gardner Quinn. The closely watched trial had been going on for over a week in Vermont district Court in Rutland.
VPR’s Nina Keck reports.
The University of Vermont’s
Chief of Police has co-authored a report on how safe America’s
college campuses are. We talk with Gary Margolis about his findings. Also, we talk with Vermont Law School Professor Cheryl Hanna about the murder trial of Brian
Rooney. And Gaye Symington makes a big political announcement.
A judge says the
man charged with killing a University of Vermont student in October 2006 must keep his defense attorney.
Court Judge Michael Kupersmith has rejected the request by defense attorney
David Sleigh to no longer represent Brian Rooney.