Burlington man gets plea deal in shooting case

Published: Feb. 15, 2023 at 3:57 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 15, 2023 at 8:20 PM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A Burlington man charged with attempted murder will avoid further jail time under a plea deal approved Wednesday.

Bonide Badibanga has been behind bars since he was arrested on New Year’s Eve in 2021. The 20-year-old was accused by police of shooting his brother during a family fight. The brother escaped serious injury.

Under the deal, Badibanga pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of reckless endangerment, two counts of domestic assault, and one count of operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent. The judge sentenced him to time-served along with five years probation.

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