Authorities announced Wednesday afternoon that they charged a Brooklyn, N.Y. man who was already in custody with the murder of Vincent Keithan. Jerry Ramirez, 35, has been charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of Keithan on March 1 in a parking lot at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital. Ramirez had previously been connected to the scene and had been charged for assaulting a woman inside a vehicle parked near the murder scene. Ramirez is lodged at the Northeast Correctional Complex in St. Johnsbury. He had been jailed in New York following his apprehension on a warrant for the aggravated assault and was extradited to Vermont on Tuesday night. Ramirez was ordered jailed without bail pending an arraignment scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday in Caledonia Superior Court.
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