Thursday December 27, 2012

NEWBURY (AP) -- A 51-year-old Vermont woman was charged with second-degree murder Wednesday for the Christmas night shooting death of a 43-year-old man.

Anne-Marie Whiteway, of Bradford, was charged in the death of Dale Rock, who died of an apparent wound to the head at his home in the neighboring town of Newbury, Vermont State Police said.

Police received a call shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday that multiple shots had been fired at Rock’s home and that a suspect had fled the scene in a car. When troopers arrived, they discovered that Rock was dead.

Police interviewed Whiteway on Wednesday morning before charging her with murder, but investigators have not revealed a possible motive for the shooting.

Whiteway was ordered held without bail at the Southern State Correctional Center in Springfield. She was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Windsor Superior Court in White River Junction.

Rock’s body was taken to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.