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Date Of Bennett Murder Trial Is Set
Friday, 06/29/12
The trial of the Vermont man facing the federal death penalty in the sexual assault and killing of his 12-year-old niece is now scheduled for September 2013.
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Supreme Court Rejects Bennett's Appeal In Insurance Case
Monday, 04/02/12
The Vermont Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a slain 12-year-old girl's father, who claimed the ex-wife of the suspect was negligent in his daughter's death and that her insurance company should pay damages.
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Update: Michael Jacques Trial
Thursday, 05/19/11
By Jane Lindholm
Reporter Andy Bromage of Seven Days explains the rulings and the next steps in the criminal trial of Michael Jacques, the Randolph man accused of kidnapping, assaulting and murdering his 12-year-old niece.
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Judge Says Death Penalty Case Can Proceed
Thursday, 05/05/11
A federal judge says prosecutors may continue to pursue the death penalty against a convicted sex offender charged with luring his 12-year-old niece to his Vermont home with the promise of a pool party before molesting and strangling her.
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Hearing On Suppression Motion In Bennett Case
Thursday, 12/09/10
A key part of the case against a Randolph murder suspect is under attack by his lawyers.
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Feds to seek death penalty for alleged killer
Wednesday, 08/26/09
Federal prosecutors say they'll seek the death penalty for a man charged in the 2008 slaying of 12-year-old Brooke Bennett.
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Bennett's disappearance and death changed state
Thursday, 06/25/09
People in the Randolph area say last year's disappearance and death of 12-year-old Brooke Bennett changed people in the community forever.
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Douglas signs bill cracking down on sex crimes
Thursday, 03/05/09
Eight months after the death of 12-year-old Brooke Bennett, Vermont's governor signed into law a bill aimed at improving the state's prosecution of sex crimes.
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Bill gives legislative committees subpoena power
Wednesday, 02/18/09
By Bob Kinzel
Legislative committees would be given power to subpoena witnesses under a bill approved by the state Senate. Under current law, the only way committees can force a witness to testify is if the full Legislature approves a subpoena.
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Sex crimes bill could be on Senate floor by next week
Wednesday, 01/07/09
A bill designed to crack down on sex crimes against children is expected to be up for debate in the Vermont Senate soon - possibly by next week.
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Amber Alert test finds glitch
Friday, 12/05/08
Vermont State Police officials say a mass e-mail that was supposed to go a large number of recipients did not work as planned.
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Jacques to plead not guilty
Wednesday, 10/08/08
A man accused of kidnapping and killing his niece will enter a plea of not guilty Wednesday in federal court.
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Jacques due in court Wednesday on new charges
Tuesday, 10/07/08
The man accused of kidnapping and killing Brooke Bennett, is due in court Wednesday to face new charges filed last week.
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Jacques gets federal indictment in kidnapping, death of Brooke Bennett
Thursday, 10/02/08
A federal grand jury has indicted the uncle of slain 12-year-old Brooke Bennett, saying he drugged, sexually assaulted and smothered her with a plastic bag this summer.
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VPR Evening News October 1st, 2008
Wednesday, 10/01/08
By Neal Charnoff
UVM is swept up in financial crisis; Bernie Sanders likely to vote "No' on financial rescue plan; Experts recommend reining in credit card debt; Grand jury indicts uncle of Brooke Bennett; Vermont State Hospital denied re-certification; and remembering poet Hayden Carruth.
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Vt. girl's accused kidnapper waives preliminary hearing
Thursday, 08/14/08
The Vermont man accused of kidnapping 12-year-old Brooke Bennett has waived a preliminary hearing at which an FBI agent was expected to testify.
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Death penalty experts join Jacques' defense
Wednesday, 08/13/08
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.
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Prosecutors testify against longer minimum sentences
Monday, 08/11/08
Some Vermont prosecutors say there are more effective ways to crack down on sex offenders than imposing longer mandatory minimum sentences.
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Jacques to appear in court Wednesday
Monday, 08/11/08
The man accused of abducting 12-year-old Brooke Bennett of Braintree is scheduled appear in court this week.
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Morning Newscast: August 8, 2008
Friday, 08/08/08
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...
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Hearings begin on sex crime penalties
Friday, 08/08/08
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.
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Texas landfill search for computer fruitless
Thursday, 08/07/08
Texas authorities have stopped looking in a landfill for a computer allegedly containing child pornography and other evidence connected to the abduction and killing of a 12-year-old Vermont girl.
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VPR Evening News July 31st, 2008
Thursday, 07/31/08
By Neal Charnoff
Governor Jim Douglas is leading the race for campaign cash; Prosecutors in the Brooke Bennett case get more time t make their case ; State Police warn of a false Amber Alert text message; Douglas Administration unveils a plan to supply low-income Vermonters with wood; The first-ever Vermont Barn Census is this weekend; and commentator Tom Slayton on the compost controversy.
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Prosecutors granted delay in case of slain Braintree girl
Thursday, 07/31/08
A prosecutor is asking for more time to gather evidence against two men charged in the case of 12-year-old Brooke Bennett, who was abducted and later found dead.
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Morning Newscast: July 22, 2008
Tuesday, 07/22/08
By Mitch Wertlieb
Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: It's unlikely the governor will call a special session in the wake of the Brooke Bennett case;  Police are searching for about two dozen convicted sex offenders who couldn't be found during a recent sweep of Chittenden County; Progressive Party candidate Anthony Pollina says he's decided to run as an Independent candidate this fall...
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