Vermont man tells police he killed a girl and her grownup son, officers say

Crime

Christopher Ellis, 54, is charged with two counts of first-degree homicide within the deaths of Michael Garvin, 52, and Lucy Garvin, 79.

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man informed police he killed a mom and son final week of their Whittingham residence the place he had been staying for months, in line with authorities.

Christopher Ellis, 54, is predicted to be arraigned Wednesday. He’s charged with two counts of first-degree homicide within the deaths of Michael Garvin, 52, and Lucy Garvin, 79. The Garvins’ our bodies have been found by a member of the family on Friday.

Ellis was arrested on Friday whereas driving Michael Garvin’s lacking pickup truck, Vermont State Police stated.

He informed police he killed the mom and son final Wednesday or Thursday, saying it was calculated, in line with a police affidavit. A cellphone message was left along with his public defender.

Ellis stated he met Michael Garvin in jail and had been staying with them since April. He complained in regards to the dwelling scenario and stated “the psychological and psychological abuse” labored him to the purpose the place he considered how a lot he hated Michael Garvin on a regular basis.

He additionally informed police that he had been serious about killing Garvin for just a few weeks and described finding a gun, court docket papers stated. He stated it was unlucky that Lucy Garvin was in the home however that “she needed to go,” police stated within the affidavit.

Ellis additionally stated he didn’t have a retirement plan and that he could be relatively be jail than in an “previous of us’ residence,” the affidavit stated.

After capturing them, Ellis stated he drove off in Michael Garvin’s truck to purchase crack cocaine, the affidavit stated. He then went to Holyoke, Massachusetts, the place he offered the gun and acquired cocaine with the cash, in line with police.


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