Trial set for man accused of killing ex-wife's husband

NEWPORT CITY, Vt. (AP) The trial of a Vermont man accused of killing his ex-wife's husband is set to begin later this month.

The Caledonian-Record reports the trial of 55-year-old Jeffrey Ray, of Brownington, will start Jan. 23 in Orleans Superior Court. Ray faces a first-degree murder charge in the Memorial Day 2015 killing of Rick Vreeland.

An attorney representing Ray says his client wants to include information about his blood-alcohol level at the time of the shooting. A judge had previously denied a defense request to suppress a confession Ray made to police.

Judge Robert Bent says he hopes the attorneys can find an agreement concerning Ray's blood alcohol test results. He has also advised the attorneys to discuss possible plea agreements in the case.

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