Vermont State Police are investigating the death of a prison inmate
Vermont State Police are investigating the death of a prison inmate. Henry Butson, 74, of St. Johnsbury, was incarcerated at Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield serving a 25-year sentence for two counts of second-degree murder. He was brought by ambulance from the facility to Springfield Hospital at about 6 a.m. Sunday after experiencing difficulty breathing and other medical problems. Butson received emergency care at the hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after 9 a.m. A detective responded to Springfield hospital to perform a death investigation. Police do not suspect foul play at this time.