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4 suspects arrested in connection with murder of St. Johnsbury man

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (WCAX) - Four Vermonters are behind bars in connection with the robbery and murder of a St. Johnsbury man last month.

Vermont State Police say the suspects are involved in the fatal shooting of Israel Jiminez Lugo, 49, on Dec. 13 at his Hastings Street apartment.

Rafael Rodriguez, 34, of St. Johnsbury is accused of pulling the trigger. Rodriguez is the only suspect charged with first-degree murder, assault and robbery.

Natasha Cady, 29, of Barton; Brittany Clark, 33, of St. Johnsbury; and Michael Ringuette, 55, of St. Johnsbury, are all charged with aiding in the commission of those crimes. Ringuette also faces burglary and unlawful restraint charges.

The four suspects are scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon.

Police say they have been involved in illegal drug activity.

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