Man charged in 2019 Burlington homicide

Published: May. 27, 2022 at 12:08 PM EDT|Updated: May. 27, 2022 at 12:34 PM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - The man accused of fleeing Vermont after a 2019 Burlington shooting is now back to face charges.

Police say Alfred Wisher shot Khyann Jones in the head outside a Clarke Street apartment in March 2019. He fled the state and was caught in Georgia months later. Jones initially survived the shooting but died in December 2019 following an infection related to the gunshot wound.

Wisher pleaded not guilty Friday to second-degree murder.

He was sentenced earlier this year to more than 50 years in prison on separate federal charges related to a crime spree in Georgia after he fled Vermont.

“He was sentenced on those charges recently. We started the extradition process. He didn’t wave extradition, so we went through the warrant process and we were finally able to bring him back,” Chittenden County State’s Attorney Sarah George.

Wisher is expected back in court next month.

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