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Leicester man faces possible life sentence

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Timothy Foley Timothy Foley
Trooper Matt Daley Trooper Matt Daley
Sergeant Eugene Duplissis Sergeant Eugene Duplissis

A man arrested for shooting his neighbor and two state troopers will spend the rest of his life behind bars if he is convicted.

Forty-seven year-old Timothy Foley is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on two counts of attempted murder and two counts of attempted aggravated murder. The aggravated charge kicks in when a law enforcement officer is the target -- and that comes with a mandatory life sentence.
Police say Foley entered a Leicester home early Sunday morning and shot at a couple as they slept in their bed. Sixty-four year-old Mahlon McCoy was struck -- his wife was not hurt. When troopers responded to Foley's house, he fired at them. Two troopers, Sergeant Eugene Duplissis and Trooper Matt Daley, were hit in the head by shotgun pellets. Additional officers reaching the scene were able to take Foley into custody.

"Those troopers that were left at the scene after two fellow troopers were transported, they took the emotion out of it and did the right thing and took him into custody without incident. We had a hostage negotiator who did his job on the phone to get that person to come out of the house unarmed," said Vermont State Police Colonel Tom L'Esperance, at a press briefing Sunday.

McCoy remains hospitalized at Fletcher Allen Medical Center and is in good condition.  Both troopers were treated for their injuries and released.

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