Death penalty experts join Jacques’ defense

Two out-of-state lawyers have joined the defense team of Michael Jacques, in anticipation that federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty against the man accused of kidnapping 12-year-old Brooke Bennett.

Morning Newscast: August 8, 2008

Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: This year’s gubernatorial candidates have taken very different approaches to releasing their financial data;  The probation officer who supervised the man accused of abducting 12-year-old Brooke Bennett says he felt compelled to recommend the release of Michael Jacques from probation on an earlier conviction;  Young baseball players from New Hampshire and Vermont leave today for Cuba…

Symington calls Douglas to task in Bennett case

The Democratic candidate for governor, Gaye Symington, is calling for an investigation of why the Vermont Department of Corrections recommended that convicted sex offender Michael Jacques be released from probation seven years early and without supervision.