Local man sentenced in NEK murder

BURLINGTON—A former Haverhill man, who officials have said they believe was one of the two apparent triggermen at a 2018 homicide in the Northeast Kingdom, was sentenced Friday to nine years in federal prison.
John Welch, 37, was one of three people present when Michael Pimental, 37, of Waterford, was fatally shot in his home at 2394 Duck Pond Road on Oct. 13, 2018, officials said.
Just who actually pulled the triggers of the two guns used that night remains in doubt, according to lawyers in U.S. District Court on Friday afternoon.