Trial set for man in wifes death
ST. JOHNSBURY — A Vermont man charged with stabbing his wife to death in the parking lot of a St. Johnsbury mall is due to go on trial next month.
A prosecutor says that Benjamin Berwick was rejected an offer to resolve the case through a plea deal.
Caledonia County State’s Attorney Lisa Warren says the trial is scheduled to begin July 9.
The 51-year-old Berwick, of Lyndon, has been charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of his 45-year-old estranged wife Anna Berwick in the parking lot of the Green Mountain Mall on Dec. 28, 2009.
The Caledonian Record reported that Benjamin Berwick was found by police at the scene of the attack suffering from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. He’s being held at the Newport prison.