Rutland death classified as homicide; 2 suspects await extradition

Early Monday morning, Rutland City Police confirm a suspicious death is a homicide.
Published: Jun. 20, 2022 at 6:23 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 20, 2022 at 7:38 AM EDT
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RUTLAND, Vt. (WCAX) - Rutland City Police early Monday confirmed that a suspicious death last week is being investigated as a homicide.

According to an autopsy, Sincere Johnson, 46, of New York, was killed at a home on Baxter Street last Thursday.

Police say Courtney Samplatsky, 34, and Michael O’Brien, 35, are the murder suspects.

They were arrested in New Hampshire last week on unrelated charges, including breaking into a post office, and will be sent back to Vermont to face charges in Johnson’s death.

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