The retrial of a 58-year-old Wolcott man charged with killing his neighbor resumes Monday, and is expected to last most of the week before the jury begins deliberations.
Dennis Tribble’s retrial in the 2001 shooting of Michael Borello comes after he boycotted his first trial and later saw his conviction overturned by the Vermont Supreme Court.
Tribble fired three court-appointed lawyers before his first trial in 2002, was told by the judge to represent himself, failed to show up in court to do that and was convicted.
The high court later said ordering Tribble to represent himself violated constitutional standards. This time around, he does have a lawyer.
The state maintains Tribble shot Borello five times after a series of disputes.