An Alaska man pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday to charges that last year he shot and killed two of his co-workers, one of them a Vermonter.
Petty officer James Hopkins, who graduated from Vergennes Union High school, was an electronics technician at the remote Kodiak Island base. He was killed along with Richard Belisle, a civilian employee.
The Alaska Dispatch reports James Michael Wells, 61, of Kodiak, denied the charges in court late Tuesday.
Prosecutors say "tension" between Hopkins and Wells and problems with Wells' job performance were the motives for the killings.
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