Herring to be sentenced next week in quadruple murder

Jody Herring/File

BARRE, Vt. (WCAX) A judge will decide if the public can learn more details about a child custody case that sparked a murderous rampage.

Jody Herring is set to be sentenced next week. She pleaded guilty to four counts of murder for killing social worker Lara Sobel and three members of her own family.

Monday the state filed a motion to seal certain documents connected to the case, including part of an interview with the Washington County state's attorney that deals with juvenile proceedings related to the case.
Herring's attorney says if that happens, the public won't be able to judge if the state handled her case with DCF properly.

A plea deal calls for Herring to serve 20 years to life on the second-degree murder convictions, and possibly life without parole on the first-degree murder conviction.