Jury to resume deliberations in Bourgoin murder trial

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Jurors were scheduled to be back in a Burlington courtroom Wednesday to resume derliberations in the second-degree murder trial of Steven Bourgoin.

Bourgoin’s attorney have admitted he caused the wrong-way crash in October 2016 that killed five teenagers on I-89. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to five counts of second-degree murder and other charges, claiming he was psychotic and delusional at the time.

Prosecutors argued that Bourgoin, while stressed over financial and child custody troubles, was responsible for the crash.

The case went to the jury shortly before 11:30 am Tuesday, following instructions to the panel from Judge Kevin Griffin. 

When it comes to the teenagers’ deaths, the jury must unanimously find Bourgoin either not guilty, guilty of second-degree murder, guilty of involuntary manslaughter or not guilty by reason of insanity.

The trial began May 6.

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