Prosecutors say a simmering feud led
to a murder in the Northeast Kingdom and they now say that killing was
Peter Lavalette, 49, of Derby, is
currently charged with second-degree murder for shooting George Kouzoujian, 61,
in Westfield last month.
But Orleans County state's attorney
Alan Franklin plans to up the charge to first-degree murder. Franklin says
Lavalette's statements to police indicate he was angry at Kouzoujian after
years of insults, left to get a gun and came back to Kouzoujian's home and shot
him five times in the head.
Lavalette will be arraigned on the
first-degree murder charge later this month.
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