- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 8, 2018

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A federal judge has set a preliminary date for the death penalty retrial of a man charged with abducting and killing a Vermont woman nearly two decades ago.

In a scheduling order issued Tuesday in the case of Donald Fell, U.S. District Court Judge Geoffrey Crawford ruled potential jurors would be called to complete written questionnaires beginning on July 23, if a pending appeal is settled by that date. Jury selection would begin Sept. 4.

The 38-year-old Fell was convicted and sentenced to death under federal law in 2005, but the conviction was thrown out in 2014 because of juror misconduct.

Fell is charged with killing Terry King as he was trying to flee Rutland after he and another man had allegedly killed Fell’s mother and her boyfriend.

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