Acquitted Suspect Confesses To Murder

A central Vermont man who was acquitted of a murder charge in the fatal 2002 shooting of a co-worker outside a pizza restaurant in Waitsfield called police and confessed to the crime last month — but there’s nothing state authorities say they can do about it.

A Washington County jury in 2004 found Isaac Turnbaugh of Randolph not guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of Declan Lyons, 24, of Montpelier as he stirred a pot of sauce outside the American Flatbread Co.

In July, Turnbaugh, now 28, called Randolph police and said he shot Lyons in the head with a rifle and wished to surrender to authorities, according to a sworn law-enforcement account of what happened.

GET MORE STORIES LIKE THIS

IN YOUR INBOX!

Sign up for our daily email and get the stories everyone is talking about.

Uncategorized

Previous post

We Didn't Get Duped, Because We Knew What Would Happen

Next post

Biden Says You are a 'Terrorist'

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.