BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A Burlington judge has granted a prosecutor's request for recordings of phone calls made from jail by a man awaiting trial on a murder charge.
Judge Brian Grearson ruled this week that phone calls made by 27-year-old Daniel Whalon of Burlington are very likely to produce information that is relevant to the case.
The Burlington Free Press reports that Whalon has been held at the Northwest State Correctional Facility in St. Albans Town since his arrest in the July 2011 stabbing and killing of 54-year-old Ralph Bell of Burlington.
Authorities say Whalon and Bell fought on a bridge across the Winooski River between Burlington and Winooski, and that Bell's body was later found on the riverbank below the bridge.
Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com
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