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Not guilty plea in Westfield murder

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Peter Lavalette Peter Lavalette
George Kouzoujian George Kouzoujian
NEWPORT, Vt. -

The suspect in a Westfield murder is back in Vermont.

Peter Lavalette, 49, of Derby, pleaded not guilty to killing George Kouzoujian, 61.

Lavalette was caught last week in Indiana, where police say during a traffic stop he admitted to an officer that he had shot Kouzoujian multiple times in the head and left his body in a trailer on Kouzoujian's property.

Police say Lavalette had been helping Kouzoujian remodel his house.

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