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Woodbury double murder suspect pleads not guilty

Published: Dec. 1, 2021 at 3:49 PM EST
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BARRE, Vt. (WCAX) - The suspect in a 2018 double murder and arson in Woodbury faced a judge Wednesday afternoon.

Manuel Gomez, 32, of Hartford, Connecticut, is accused of killing Carol Fradette, 29, and David Thompson, 48, inside their homes on Bliss Road in Woodbury and then setting the home on fire to cover his tracks. Police say Gomez was selling large quantities of heroin to Thompson.

Gomez faces a sentence of life without parole if he’s convicted.

Gomez pleaded not guilty to all charges. His bail was set at $750,000.

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