Jody Herring Murders 4 In Vermont

Jody Herring is a killer from Vermont who would murder three members of her family and a social worker over losing custody of her child

According to court documents Jody Herring had lost the custody of her nine year old daughter earlier in the summer. Herring would go to the home of her cousin’s Rhonda Herring and Regina Herring, and an aunt, Julie Falzarano where she would fatally shoot all three.

Jody Herring would then go to the Department for Children and Families where she would shoot and kill Lara Sobel

Jody Herring would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to life in prison

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A Vermont woman convicted of killing a social worker and three relatives that she thought played a role in her losing custody of her daughter will spend the rest of her life in prison.
A judge on Wednesday sentenced 43-year-old Jody Herring to life without parole in the 2015 shooting deaths of social worker Lara Sobel and three of Herring’s relatives.

The judge’s decision came at the end of a three-day sentencing hearing in Barre.

Herring pleaded guilty in July to killing Sobel. She also admitted that earlier the same day she killed two cousins, Rhonda Herring and Regina Herring, and an aunt, Julie Falzarano.

Herring’s attorneys argued for a lesser sentence because she had suffered a lifetime of trauma.

Under Vermont law, Herring faced a minimum sentence of 35 years to life

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A judge has handed down his sentence for quadruple murderer Jody Herring.

Herring, 43, admitted to fatally shooting three of her family members and a social worker two years ago.

She fatally shot Department for Children and Families caseworker Lara Sobel as Sobel walked to her car on Aug. 7, 2015.

Before the ambush, Herring fatally shot her two cousins, Regina Herring, 43, and Rhonda Herring, 48, and her aunt, Julie Falzarano, 73, at their Berlin home.

The three were each shot in the chest.

Jody Herrring told investigators she killed her family members because she believed they were responsible for the state taking custody of her then-9-year-old daughter.

Jody Herring’s cousin found the victims dead the day after Sobel, 48, was slain.

“They (expletive) deserved it,” Herring told an investigator.

She pleaded guilty in July to one count of first-degree murder and three counts of second-degree murder.

Sentencing began Monday morning in Barre.

The state called several witnesses, one of which said he saw Herring fatally shoot Sobel.

Her ex-boyfriend, Henry Premont, said Jody Herring stole his rifle used it in the killings.

According to investigators, Herring attempted to buy guns twice before the shootings and was denied each time.

Herring’s cousin said she heard Jody Herring threaten her family members on a voicemail message before they were killed.

Defense witnesses told the court Herring was a good mother and she and her daughter had a close relationship.

Herring said she suffered from mental illness.

A psychiatrist testified that Herring suffered from an anxiety disorder.

Her brother told the court he had an argument with his sister before the shootings.

Dwayne Herring said Jody Herring called him and left him several voicemail messages.

“Watch the news, you’ll wish you got a hold of me earlier,” Jody Herring said in the message.

Sobel’s husband told the court his daughter was on the phone with his wife the moment she was shot twice.

A 30-year friend of Sobel’s said she has seen how Sobel’s death has affected her children.

Sobel’s father said he hasn’t been the same since his daughter’s murder.

“It does not just change you, it demolishes you,” Alex Sobel said.

Sobel’s sister said its changed her family forever.

“We cannot forget this crime, we do not forgive it,” Lauren Shapiro told the court.

“I’m very sorry,” Herring said crying. “I can’t take back that day. I wish I could, but I can’t.”

A conviction on the four murder charges would have carried a mandatory life sentence.

“This is the hardest case I’ve seen,” the judge said during sentencing.

The plea deal called for a sentence of 20 years to life in prison on the second-degree murder convictions.

The judge sentenced Herring to three 20-year-to life sentences for the murders of her family members and a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the murder of Sobel.

“Me and my family are very glad she will never live a free day in her life,” Shapiro said.

All sentences will run concurrently.

The victims’ family members clapped as the judge delivered his sentence.

Gov. Phil Scott said he felt the sentence was justified.

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