Prosecutor asks Supreme Court to reconsider case

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The Bennington County state’s attorney is asking the Vermont Supreme Court to reconsider a decision that would free a man serving a 12- to 20-year domestic assault sentence.

The Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that the conviction of 45-year-old Michael Brillon should be dismissed because he was denied his right to a speedy trial.

Brillon was imprisoned for three years before he went to trial on a July 2001 domestic assault charge.

The court’s 3-2 decision prompted a harsh dissent from two justices who argued Brillon was responsible for the delays in his case.

State’s Attorney Erica Marthage says her office filed a motion to reconsider the case on Thursday.

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