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Wednesday, September 25, 1985
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4B The Burlington (VI.) free Press, Wednesday. September 25, 1985 0 Court Roundup Lambert Hearing Delayed ST. ALBANS The sentencing hearing for Susan Ann Lambert, 29, of St. Albans has been put off until Oct. 8 at 9 a.m. in Vermont District Court. The hearing, which began last Friday, was to have resumed this afternoon. Judge Ronald F. Kilburn rescheduled the hearing because he wants to question Corrections Commissioner James Walton and Mental Health Commissioner Sutherland Miller before sentencing Lambert, said Cheryl Conger, court clerk. Lambert, who is mildly retarded, originally was charged with second-degree murder for the fatal stabbing of Harold "Archie" Lumbra, 59, of St. Albans in St. Albans Aug. 9, 1984. In June, she accepted a plea bargain and pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of involuntary manslaughter. The charge carries a maximum sentence of up to 15 years in jail. Franklin County State's Attorney Helen V. Torino has said she will recommend a term of 12 to 15 years. However, a number of defense witnesses urged Kilburn last week not to imprison Lambert. They had few recommendations for what kind of sentence Kilburn should impose, while generally acknowledging that Lambert, at least initially, would need constant supervision. UVM Suing for Tax Reimbursement The University of Vermont is suing the Internal Revenue Service for close to $500,000, claiming it should be reimbursed for taxes it paid on behalf of employees who participated in a university pension plan. According to the suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Burlington, UVM employees were allowed to exchange pay increases in return for the university's making an equal contribution into their pension fund. The contributions made in lieu of the future pay raises were not considered taxable income for the individual employee because the IRS did not consider the contributions as "wages." The university paid the IRS at least $461,801 from 1980 to 1983 in Social Security taxes on the contributions it made to the pension fund. However, the university now is seeking the return of the money because of a 1981 court ruling that said taxes should not be collected if the individual employees were not subject to taxation. In a response filed this week, U.S. Attorney George Cook denied the IRS improperly collected the taxes from the university. Jo Joy, a Burlington attorney representing the university, said identical claims by other institutions were pending in other parts of the country. Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter BRATTLEBORO - Jeffrey Smith, a West Wardsboro man accused of fatally shooting a housemate he ordered off his property, pleaded guilty this week to a charge of manslaughter. Smith, 30, originally was charged with second-degree murder, but claimed the Dec. 30 shooting of Timothy Baker was in self-defense. He pleaded guilty to the amended charge Monday in Vermont District Court in Brattleboro, according to John Rocray, Windham County state's attorney. Rocray said Tuesday he lowered the charge because the state might have had problems proving the shooting was not self-defense because the details surrounding the shooting were sketchy. "My best witness is dead," Rocray said. According to Rocray, Smith ordered Baker off his property after Baker allegedly assaulted Smith's girlfriend. The prosecutor said Smith and Baker were having an argument at the end of Smith's driveway when the shooting occurred. Smith claimed Baker lunged for his gun during the argument, Rocray said. Smith will face a maximum of 15 years in jail when he is sentenced. Two Cited for GE Demonstration Two students, their hands covered with blood, climbed the fence at the Burlington General Electric Co. plant Tuesday morning and were given citations for trespassing. Robert Fisher, a Burlington College student, said he and Louie Bick-ford, a University of Vermont student, were protesting GE's production of weapons. "We went in with our hands covered in human blood to stress that the blood is on all of our hands and that we have to find an alternative to the violence we use to solve our problems," Fisher said. Asked where the blood came from, Fisher said, "We got it from two friends who wanted to be there in support, but couldn't be there physically." The friends had the blood drawn by a "sympathetic doctor," he said. Fisher, 35, said five other people in the affinity peace group, Chrysalis, joined the protest outside the fence. Burlington Lt. Ken Bush said police were called to the plant at 7:51 a.m. and said the protesters would appear in Vermont District Court Oct. 21. Driver Arrested After Accident ARLINGTON - Anthony Hayes, 18, of Arlington was arrested for driving while intoxicated and careless and negligent driving after his car ran off Old Depot Road, state police said. Hayes' car was traveling east when it ran into a utility pole and was wrecked Saturday, police said. Hayes suffered head injuries and his passenger, Allison Cavanagh, 17, of Bennington, suffered head and chest injuries, police said. They were treated at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington and released. If you're not listening to MANNO in the morning . . . You don't know what you're missing! o Q99 o WQCR Help a Lady in Distress! HELP REPAIR THE STATUE OF LIBERTY ft ELLI8 ISLAND You can hlp rtof our Statu of Liberty and Ellia laland, now iuflertng tha ravagaa of tima and usa. Sand your contribution to ' Statu of LibartyElllt laland Foundation co Burlington Fraa Prasa, 191 Collega St., Burlington, VT 05401 Mays May Face Vermont Charges First Vermont will have first chance at Lohman Mays Jr., a fugitive wanted in connection with two Vermont bank robberies who was caught Monday in Cheyenne, Wyo. Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter Hall said Tuesday a "removal hearing" - which he said was the federal equivalent of a state extradition hearing would be held for Mays early next week in Wyoming and "It's my understanding he will be coming to Vermont first." Mays also has been implicated in robberies in South Carolina and Missouri. Hall said Vermont authorities also will want Mays' companion, Patricia Barrett, 28, returned to Vermont to face charges dealing with one of the alleged bank rob- Waterbury Man Guilty of Larceny A Waterbury man has been found guilty of grand larceny for taking approximately $1,850 cash from under a mattress in a trailer home in Milton June 23. District Court Judge George Costes this week sentenced Spencer B. Sherman, 20, to three to five years, all but 152 days suspended, under a plea agreement. Sherman will receive credit for 92 days already served. Before being arrested, Sherman was confronted by the owner of the money and he returned $1,700, an affidavit stated. The owner then brought Sherman to the Milton Police Department, with Sherman's consent, the affidavit said. beries. Barrett also was caught by police in Wyoming, the FBI said. Besides the Vermont bank robberies, for which arrest warrants have been issued, State Police Cpl. Peter Johnson said Tuesday police would like to question Mays about the brutal killing of a Jay couple in September 1984. The deaths of Roland and Maram Hanel are unsolved. Mays, 42, who was on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list, was ordered held without bail Monday. Arrest warrants have been issued for Mays in connection with the Sept. 14, 1984, armed robbery of $16,012 from the Howard Bank in Orleans and the Jan. 23 armed robbery of $83,000 from the Bellows Falls Trust Co. in ; South Londonderry. Mays, who escaped with two oth-; ers July 1, 1984, from a Tennessee prison where he was serving time as a habitual offender, also has been implicated in bank robberies in Spartanburg, S.C., and in Eagle Rock, Mo. Mays' last conviction was for murder, according to the FBI. The FBI also alleges that Mays, Barrett and a third person in August held hostage a Kansas Highway Patrol officer who tried to stop the motor home the three were driving -because luggage was falling off the roof. ; 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 timitt Your guide to buying and selling agricultural and farm products. Appears daily in the classifieds. Call 658-3321 for information. 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