Attorney general points to translator trouble in case of accused cleaver killer

Published: Mar. 29, 2021 at 4:19 PM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A virtual court hearing on Monday over a translator for the Burlington man accused of killing his wife with a meat cleaver in 2017.

A Nepalese translator is needed for all hearings involving Aita Gurung.

Monday, the attorney general’s office argued that Gurung did not have a Nepalese translator during a key mental health evaluation.

That psychiatrist deemed Gurung was insane at the time of the murder.

The state says the outcome of that evaluation may be different if a translator was present.

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