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Vt. high court overturns Tribble murder conviction for 2nd time

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MONTPELIER, Vt. -

The state of Vermont is having more trouble with Tribble. Friday, the Vermont Supreme Court overturned the murder conviction of Dennis Tribble for a second time.

Tribble's most recent conviction came three years ago. He was found guilty of second-degree murder for shooting his neighbor Mike Borello in North Wolcott back in 2000. Tribble claimed it was a case of self-defense. But his lawyer-- over Tribble's objections-- also presented evidence that Tribble was not fully responsible for his actions because he was diagnosed with paranoia and delusional syndrome.

The Supreme Court ruled Friday that Tribble's wishes should have been obeyed and ordered a new trial.

This will be Tribble's third trial for the Borello murder. His original conviction back in 2002 was overturned because Tribble boycotted the trial and the Supreme Court ruled he had not mounted an adequate defense.

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