A lawyer for a Brattleboro food co-operative worker says he was mentally ill at the time he allegedly shot and killed his boss last summer.
Richard Gagnon has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Michael Martin.
Gagnon was the former wine manager of the Brattleboro Food Co-op. Prosecutor David Gartenstein says he had received a forensic psychiatrist’s report on Gagnon.
Gartenstein called into question if Gagnon’s depression would serve as a legal defense to change the charge from first-degree murder to manslaughter.