Uncle pleads guilty to kidnap, rape, murder of 12-year-old niece

BURLINGTON, Vt., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A Vermont man admitted Tuesday, in a deal that removed a possible death sentence, he kidnapped, raped and killed his 12-year-old niece in 2008, officials said.

Vermont man indicted in niece's death

BURLINGTON, Vt., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The suspect in the abduction and death of his 12-year-old niece has been indicted in Burlington, Vt., on charges that could result in a death penalty.

Sex slaying sparks Vermont pol battle

BENNINGTON, Vt., July 15 (UPI) -- The sex slaying of a 12-year-old girl has set off a political battle in Vermont, where the lieutenant governor has called for harsh new laws, observers say.

Hundreds mourn slain girl

RANDOLPH, Vt., July 8 (UPI) -- Hundreds of people showed up at a Vermont high school Tuesday for a wake for a 12-year-old girl found buried in a shallow grave last week.

Missing Vermont girl, 12, found dead

BURLINGTON, Vt., July 3 (UPI) -- An autopsy will be performed on the remains of a missing 12-year-old Vermont girl found in a newly dug grave, police said.

Police target missing girl's uncle

BRAINTREE, Vt., July 1 (UPI) -- Vermont authorities have named a "person of interest" -- an uncle -- in the disappearance of a 12-year-old-girl from Braintree, Vt., officials said.
Brooke Bennett
SYD2000092212 - 22 SEPTEMBER 2000 - SYDNEY, NSW, AUSTRALIA: Brooke Bennett of the United States win gold in the Women's 800m Freestyle Final Sept. 22 at the Aquatic Centre at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games..rw/sm/mc/Marco Chiesa UPI

Brooke Marie Bennett (born May 6, 1980 in Tampa, Florida) is an American swimmer with three career Olympic gold medals.

Bennett’s first gold medal came in the 800 meter freestyle race at the 1996 Summer Olympics. This accomplishment, coming days after her grandfather died, was overshadowed by the fact that this was the last race in the career of swimming legend Janet Evans. At the 2000 Summer Olympics, she would win two more gold medals in the 400 meter and 800 meter freestyle races, with the latter coming in Olympic-record time. Her attempt for a third straight Olympic appearance fell short in 2004, following operations on both of her shoulders in 2001. She finished third in the 800m freestyle (with only the top two finishers qualify for the Olympic Team). The Tampa Tribune reported in December 2005 that Bennett was planning an Olympic comeback in 2008, but her bid for a 3rd Olympics came up short.

1920: (300 m) Ethelda Bleibtrey · 1924: Martha Norelius · 1928: Martha Norelius · 1932: Helene Madison · 1936: Rie Mastenbroek · 1948: Ann Curtis · 1952: Valéria Gyenge · 1956: Lorraine Crapp · 1960: Christina von Saltza · 1964: Virginia Duenkel · 1968: Debbie Meyer · 1972: Shane Gould · 1976: Petra Thümer · 1980: Ines Diers · 1984: Tiffany Cohen · 1988: Janet Evans · 1992: Dagmar Hase · 1996: Michelle Smith · 2000: Brooke Bennett · 2004: Laure Manaudou · 2008: Rebecca Adlington

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