Michael Jacques

North Country News
9:30 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Man Sentenced To Life For Killing Niece

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A convicted sex offender who has admitted kidnapping and killing his 12-year-old niece in Vermont has been sentenced to life without parole.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

VT Man Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping, Killing Niece

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A Vermont man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing his 12-year-old niece, avoiding a federal death penalty trial.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Vermont Man Expected to Plead Guilty on Aug. 27

A court hearing has been scheduled for Aug. 27 for a Vermont man who is expected to plead guilty to the abduction, sexual assault and killing of his 12-year-old niece Brooke Bennett five years ago.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Lawyers Preparing for U.S. Death Penalty Trial in Vermont

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Lawyers in the case of the Vermont man facing the federal death penalty on charges he sexually assaulted and killed his niece five years ago are asking for more time to prepare their jury-selection procedures.

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WAMC News
5:30 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Case of Man Charged with Killing Niece Back in Vermont

The trial for a Vermont man charged with kidnapping and killing his 12-year-old niece in 2008 is at least a year away.

A federal appeals court in New York has sent the case of Michael Jacques back to Vermont for trial.

Jacques has pleaded not guilty to the death of Brooke Bennett. Federal prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York recently turned down a defense request to reconsider its decision allowing prosecutors

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WAMC News
5:15 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Lawyers Ask Court to Reverse Decision in Vermont Case

Lawyers for a Vermont man charged with kidnapping and killing his 12-year-old niece have asked a federal court to reverse its decision allowing prosecutors to use evidence that he tried to shift the blame to a make-believe international sex ring.

Michael Jacques has pleaded not guilty to the death of Brooke Bennett in 2008. Federal prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

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