- Associated Press - Friday, March 25, 2016

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont woman has been found guilty of charges in connection with a double shooting that left a man dead.

A jury on Thursday convicted 29-year-old Emily Perkins of voluntary manslaughter and attempted second-degree murder in the 2011 shootings of 48-year-old Scott Hill and then-19-year-old Emma Jozefiak.

Authorities have said Hill was found shot to death with Jozefiak wounded inside Hill’s Bethel trailer.

Prosecutors said Perkins, of South Royalton, shot Hill and Jozefiak while visiting Hill for a gun-for-drugs deal.

Perkins’ attorneys had said her now-deceased husband wrote a letter saying he killed Hill and inadvertently injured Jozefiak because Hill made sexual advances toward Perkins.

Perkins faces up to life in prison at her sentencing.

The defense says they’re disappointed because they believe the state didn’t sufficiently prove its case.

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