SHEFFIELD – A huge development in the murder of Mary Pat O'Hagan. O'Hagan was the 78-year-old Sheffield resident who was reported missing back in 2010. Her body was found in Wheelock nearly four weeks later.
Charged with her murder are Michael Norrie, 23, and his cousins, Richard Fletcher, 27, and Kevin Baird, 33. Fletcher and Baird are also brothers.
All three men have been charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping, and burglary. If convicted, the men could spend 35-years to life in prison.
According to police, Norrie confessed to the murder two months after the event occurred.
Newly released court documents say Norrie told police that he and Fletcher initially went to O'Hagan's house to steal pills.
Police say Norrie and Fletcher were also allegedly high on crystal meth during the robbery.
An affidavit filed by Vermont State Police states that Norrie started talking to O'Hagan and "freaked out," later using his .22 caliber handgun to shoot her in the head.
The documents say that she was also strangled with an electrical cord, and then sexually assaulted by Fletcher.
Police issued a warrant today for Norrie's arrest - but he is currently serving a sentence in Pennsylvania for federal gun crimes. Plans have been set for his extradition back to Vermont.
Baird and Fletcher are already behind bars in Vermont on unrelated charges. They will be arraigned on Monday, March 10, at 12:30 p.m. at Caledonia Superior Court in St. Johnsbury.