Man takes plea deal in 2000 shooting, is freed from prison

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WOLCOTT >> A Vermont man who was facing a third trial in the 2000 shooting death of his neighbor has taken a plea deal and was released from prison.

Sixty-five-year-old Dennis Tribble of Wolcott pleaded guilty on Monday to manslaughter and no contest to aggravated assault in the death of 43-year-old Michael Borello.

Prosecutors say Tribble had been convicted of first-degree murder and then second-degree murder in the case, but those convictions were overturned by the state Supreme Court. He was scheduled to stand trial in June.

Tribble was sentenced for the manslaughter charge, but was given credit for serving 15 years and freed from prison.

He was taken to a shelter Monday and is planning to live at his property in Wolcott.

Tribble's lawyer didn't immediately return a request for comment.


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