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Trial set for Vt man in death of wife at mall

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ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont man charged with stabbing his wife to death in the parking lot of a St. Johnsbury mall is due to go on trial next month.

A prosecutor says that Benjamin Berwick rejected an offer to resolve the case through a plea deal.

Caledonia County State's Attorney Lisa Warren says the trial is scheduled to begin July 9.

The 51-year-old Berwick, of Lyndon, has been charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of his 45-year-old estranged wife Anna Berwick in the parking lot of the Green Mountain Mall on Dec. 28, 2009.

The Caledonian-Record reports Benjamin Berwick was found by police at the scene of the attack suffering from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

He's being held at the Newport prison.

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