• Jacques pleads guilty to kidnapping, killing niece
    August 27,2013
     
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    Michael Jacques, 42, of Randolph Center appears Monday, June 30, 2008, in Chelsea District Court in Chelsea. Jacques pleaded guilty today to kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing his 12-year-old niece, avoiding a federal death penalty trial.

    The Associated Press

    BURLINGTON — A Vermont man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing his 12-year-old niece, avoiding a federal death penalty trial.

    Michael Jacques of Randolph entered the plea today. As part of an agreement with federal prosecutors, he will be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

    Prosecutors had been planning to seek the death penalty against the 47-year-old Jacques on charges of kidnapping with death resulting.

    Brooke Bennett disappeared in June 2008. Her body was found about a week later not far from Jacques’ home.

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