Vermont Man Tells Police He Killed a Woman and Her Adult Son, Officials Say
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) A Vermont man told police he killed a mother and son last week in their Whittingham home where he had been staying for months, according to authorities.
Christopher Ellis, 54, is expected to be arraigned Wednesday. He is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Michael Garvin, 52, and Lucy Garvin, 79. The Garvins bodies were discovered by a family member on Friday.
Ellis was arrested on Friday while driving Michael Garvin's missing pickup truck, Vermont State Police said.
He told police he killed the mother and son last Wednesday or Thursday, saying it was calculated, according to a police affidavit. A phone message was left with his public defender.