• Vt. man pleads not guilty in Westfield killing
    The Associated Press | July 11,2013
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    NEWPORT - A 49-year-old Vermont man is being held without bail after making his initial court appearance on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of a man in Westfield.

    Peter Lavalette pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Orleans County Court to a charge he shot to death 61-year-old George Kouzoujian.

    Police say Kouzoujian was shot multiple times in the head on June 28.

    Lavalette was arrested in Indiana July 1. Acting on information provided by Indiana police, Vermont State Police detectives found Kouzoujian's body.

    Lavalette's attorney Jill Jourdan did not respond Wednesday to a request for comment.

    Court documents say Lavalette told police in Indiana he'd shot Kouzoujian four or five times in the head.

    There's no word on a motive.
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