Donald Fell

Attorneys involved in the death penalty retrial of a Vermont man hope the trial can begin in the early fall of 2016.

Preparations for a new trial are getting underway for a Vermont man whose kidnapping and murder conviction was overturned because of juror misconduct.

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A Vermont juror in the 2005 death penalty trial of Donald Fell is denying that he committed juror misconduct by taking a trip to the crime scene during the trial.

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Lawyers for a man on federal death row for abducting and killing a Vermont woman are asking a judge for a closed-door hearing to interview some of the jurors from the 2005 trial who sentenced him to death.

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Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to order defense attorneys appealing the death sentence of a former Rutland man to turn over interviews with some of the jurors who issued the death sentence.

Lawyers for a man on death row for the 2000 abduction and killing of a Vermont woman are telling a judge he should have his conviction overturned because his trial lawyers didn't properly explore his troubled upbringing.

In a hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Burlington, lawyers for Donald Fell said the jury was not made aware of his past.

Prosecutors said defense attorneys have no grounds to call for a new trial for Fell.