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High court upholds sentence of convicted murderer

August 6, 2019

NEWPORT CITY, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Supreme Court has upheld a convicted murderer’s sentence of 20 years to life in connection to a May 2015 shooting.

The court upheld the sentencing of 55-year-old Jeffrey Ray, of Brownington, on Friday in connection with the shooting death of his ex-wife’s husband, Rick Vreeland.

Ray pleaded guilty to the charge of second-degree murder in January 2018 after police said he was highly intoxicated when he shot and killed Vreeland in the driveway of his daughter’s home.

The Caledonian-Record reports Ray’s attorneys had sought a reduced sentence of 20 years, with 10 years in prison and the rest on supervised community release.

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Information from: The Caledonian-Record, http://www.caledonianrecord.com

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