For insurance co., a thorny dilemma in Chittenden killing

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A life insurance company faces a dilemma in the case of a Chittenden man who was allegedly killed by his own son.

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company has asked U-S District Court to determine whether the estate of Bernard Congdon or his son gets the proceeds of the 1987 policy.

Seventeen-year-old Aaron Congdon, of Chittenden is the sole beneficiary of the life insurance policy, but he’s charged with first-degree murder in the May 5th killing.

Congdon has been charged as an adult and pleaded not guilty. The case is scheduled to go on trial in March.

The insurance company, meanwhile, is caught in the middle.

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