Simpson to represent himself at federal trial

BURLINGTON—A federal judge said on Jan. 12 that he has found a St. Johnsbury man charged with abducting a woman, crossing state lines, and sexually assaulting her in front of her son in Windsor County four years ago, competent to stand trial in federal court.
Senior Federal Judge William K. Sessions III said he also has found Everett A. Simpson, 45, formerly of St. Albans, competent to represent himself at the trial.