Brochu found guilty in murder of Tara Stratton

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A jury has found a Randolph man guilty of murdering a Barre teenager nearly two years ago. On Friday a jury convicted 52-year-old Alfred Brochu on charges of aggravated murder in the death of 18-year-old Tara Stratton in her Barre apartment. Jurors had deliberated for 12 hours Thursday and Friday morning.

Brochu was charged in the rape, murder and mutilation of Stratton nearly two years ago. Prosecutors say DNA evidence links Brochu to the crime. The defense has called that evidence weak and misleading.

Aggravated carries a mandatory sentence of life without parole.

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