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Prosecutors face statute of limitations in O'Hagan case

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

The clock is ticking on any charges for one of the men prosecutors say helped in the murder Pat O'Hagan -- the statute of limitations is about to run out on a slew of possible charges.

The Sheffield grandmother was shot in her home in September 2010 and then dumped miles away.

Richard Fletcher was sentenced last week to more than 15 years after pleading guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor. Prosecutors asked for a stiffer sentence because of his involvement in the O'Hagan case. Prosecutors believe he and two other men, Michael Norrie and Keith Baird, worked together in her death and in dumping her body, but they don't have enough evidence for charges.
 
The statute of limitations on possible charges -- like accessory after the fact, obstruction of justice and false information to a police officer -- is three years and is set to run out on September 10th. The Attorney General's office says the investigation remains active, but some information is not likely to change. There is no statute of limitations on murder.

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