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Mental illness claim in Brattleboro Co-op shooting

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A Marlboro man now says he was suffering from a mental illness when he shot and killed his supervisor at the Brattleboro Food Co-Op last August.

According to the Brattleboro Reformer, Richard Gagnon's lawyer told a judge Tuesday that the 59-year-old's illness and related depression played a role in the killing.

Gagnon allegedly shot 59-year-old Michael Martin in the back of the head because he was upset about a work evaluation.

Gagnon's trial is slated to begin in October.

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