Vermont man, convicted in 2000 stepmother killing, desires to be personal lawyer

Vermont man, convicted in 2000 stepmother killing, wants to be own lawyer


January 10, 2021 | 2:48 pm

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) – A Vermont man convicted of the murder of his stepmother in 2000 when he was 17 years old wants to be his own attorney if faced with allegations of violating his parole.

Scott Favreau, now 38 years old, was sentenced to up to 40 years in prison for the murder of Vicki Campbell-Beer in her West Burke home in February 2000.

He was released on vacation in August 2019. Two months later he was accused of participating in a burglary at a jewelry store in Stowe.

The Caledonian Record reports that Favreau was later convicted in the Lamoille Supreme Court of aiding and abetting a break-in. The indictment also sparked a Caledonia County parole violation complaint, which he has denied.

He is now being held in Newport Prison.

His attorney Laura Wilson is trying to withdraw from the case. She says Favreau wants to represent himself. A hearing is scheduled for next week.

“Mr. Favreau has indicated that he would prefer to represent himself per se rather than appointing a new lawyer,” she said in a court case.

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