‘They Killed Him’ Officials Delayed Care For Vermont Inmate Suffering From Untreated Cancer

‘Inexplicably Ignored’

Bobby Hutt’s trouble with the law started when he was young, in the early 1980s, his sisters say. After their parents separated, Bobby lived with Melissa and one of her other brothers in their childhood home.

“One day, the cops came to the house and they arrested Bobby,” Dumont recalls. “They said that he had stolen stuff from a neighbor’s house. So I think that was, to me, that was the beginning of when he started going to jail and things started going downhill.”

Dumont says she remembers visiting Bobby in the local jail in Woodstock. She’d bring pizza.

Janice Hutt, Bobby’s younger sister, says he was in and out of jail for years.

“There were small stints in and out of the Woodstock jail. For petty things, but you know he started with smoking pot and it all went downhill from there,” she says. “I was pretty young so I don’t remember everything, but I think it escalated rather quickly.”

Dumont says cocaine entered the picture.

“And then heroin,” Janice says. “Heroin was his downfall.”

By 2013, Bobby had been in prison for three years serving time for three counts of assault and robbery with a weapon, grand larceny and various driving offenses, according to Vermont’s Department of Corrections.

He was eligible for release in January 2017, and the state was housing him at a private prison in Arizona because of a lack of available space in Vermont’s prisons.

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