Brian Rooney has been officially charged in the death of Michelle Gardner-Quinn, the University of Vermont student. Court documents filed this afternoon show Rooney being charged with aggrevated murder and will be arraigned on Thurdays at 10:30 AM.
Court papers show that blood found on Rooney’s blue jeans and semen recovered from Gardner-Quinn’s body came from the same man.
Rooney will be arraigned on the charges in Vermont District Court in Burlington at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Aggravated murder carries a penalty of life in prison and nothing less.
Tom Tremblay, Burlington Police Chief, verified the charges in a news conference moments ago. “The cause of Michelle’s death was strangulation and blunt force trauma,” Tremblay said. via the Burlington Free Press
While our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, we are glad they will have closure on this horrific crime to their daughter. When the police and judicial systems works effectively, crimes like these can be solved quickly and with certainty.