Judge rejects most motions in Simpson kidnap case

BURLINGTON—A federal judge has denied more than 40 self-filed motions by a Vermont defendant charged with abducting a woman, crossing state lines, and sexually assaulting her in front of her son in Windsor County.
Everett A. Simpson, 44, most recently from St. Johnsbury, had filed about four dozen defense motions, including 11 requests seeking dismissal of the criminal case, two other motions to remove the prosecutors and one motion to disqualify the judge. All were rejected last week by Senior Federal Judge Williams K. Sessions III.
Simpson has pleaded not guilty to two kidnapping charges involving a mother and child and two counts of interstate transportation of a stolen car.