The woman who Rutland City Police say shot a reputed drug dealer in the face last week before fleeing to New Hampshire and breaking into a post office has a long history of trouble with the law.

The Rutland County State’s Attorney’s Office has charged Courtney Samplatsky, 34, of Fair Haven, with second-degree murder in the death of Sincere M. Johnson. She also faces an aggravated assault charge from an alleged related incident.

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Gordon has been a reporter for the Rutland Herald for nearly 20 years. A Castleton State College graduate, he's covered beats from the West county to the city, cops and courts and everything in between.

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Djc1943

This woman, who has arrest records spanning over 15 years, has to murder someone before she is taken off the streets. Only in Vermont. ☠️

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