Man pleads not guilty in 1989 killings of his in-laws

Published: Oct. 28, 2022 at 2:45 PM EDT
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RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - The man police say murdered his in-laws in 1989 faced a judge today.

After staying a cold case for decades, today 79-year-old Michael Louise pleaded not guilty to two counts of second-degree murder.

The case had gone unsolved for over 30 years. In 1989, police say that Louise stabbed his in-laws, George and Catherine Peacock.

Louise was originally a suspect, but using new technology, investigators re-tested blood that was found in Louise’s car. It was found to be from George Peacock.

Court paperwork says that other circumstantial evidence, like a two-hour window on the day of the murder where Louise wasn’t accounted for, led to his arrest.

Louise is being held without bail.

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