Mayor’s Office

Mayor Miro Weinberger Statement in Response Dismissed Charges in Burlington Murder Cases

Burlington, VT – Mayor Miro Weinberger released the following statement in response to the State dismissing charges against Aita Gurung and Louis Fortier:

“Two recent murder cases involving Aita Gurung and Louis Fortier have been dismissed because the State did not have sufficient evidence to rebut their insanity defenses. On the heels of these decisions, the State must do everything within its power and jurisdiction to ensure the safety of Burlingtonians and prevent these individuals from returning to our streets and neighborhoods. Burlingtonians reasonably expect to be protected from those who have committed violent offenses.”

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Press Release Date: 
06/05/2019
City Department: 
Mayor's Office