- Associated Press - Saturday, May 31, 2014

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - A jury has acquitted a woman charged with attempting to murder a Rutland police officer.

Forty-year-old Jennifer Berube and her former husband, John MacLean III, were arrested in December of 2012 for allegedly trying to use a stolen credit card at some Rutland businesses.

Police say the two were being booked when Berube obtained knife and tried to cut the throat of an officer. The Rutland Herald reports (https://bit.ly/RPctGs) that a surveillance video shows Berube flinging her hands around the officer’s neck before she was overpowered by several officers.

The officer suffered a cut near his jugular vein and was treated at the hospital.

A jury on Friday found Berube not guilty of attempted second-degree murder and a lesser charge of attempted aggravated assault with seriously bodily injury resulting.


Information from: Rutland Herald, https://www.rutlandherald.com/

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