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More Charges Brought Against Brian Rooney unrelated to Michelle Gardner-Quinn Murder

For the second time in less than a week Brian Rooney found himself back in court facing Brian Rooneycharges unrelated to the Michelle Gardner-Quinn murder. However, Brian Rooney remains the primary suspect in Michelle’s murder. The charges faced by Rooney were also a result of the investigation into Michelle Gardner-Quinn’s disappearance.

For the second time in less than a week, Rooney entered not guilty pleas to sex charges brought as a result of the probe into Gardner-Quinn’s disappearance.

The new charges are aggravated sexual assault and inciting a felony.

Authorities accuse Rooney of repeatedly sexually assaulting a former girlfriend and soliciting someone to have her killed.

He was ordered held without bail. (WAVY 10)

Earlier this week Brian Rooney was facing charges that he sexually abused and raped a 14 year old girl 8 years earlier.

“The defendant jumped on her while she was in bed, forced a rag over face with an ether-type smell, when she woke up he was there with her. She had a feeling in her legs like they were jello,” says Matt Levine, Vt. Assistant Attorney General.

Rooney pled not guilty to charges of lewd and lascivious conduct and sexual assault. His lawyer told the judge the sex charges should be dismissed. He claims they are a police tactic that permits them to hold Rooney while they look for the evidence to charge him with the murder of the UVM student. (WCAX)

Brian Rooney is being held on cash bail set at 150-thousand dollars on the sex crime charges. However, it does not appear that Rooney will be getting out any time soon. Vermont’s largest bail bond company, ZIGNA/Freedom Bail Bonds,  rejected Rooney’s bail as they did not want to do business with the suspect. Can’t say we blame them.

Vermont’s largest bail bond company says Brian Rooney and his family have the assets to finance a bail loan, but the company just doesn’t want Rooney’s business.

Sprano says Rooney’s family  has enough money and own enough property to secure the bail loan, but Sprano decided his company will not help  Rooney get out of jail.

“After further reviewing the case we have decided to decline to write the bond,” Sprano explained.

“Due to the heinousness of the crimes, we’ve just decided against it,”  he added. (WCAX)

October 19th, 2006 at 05:33pm Posted by | Brian Rooney, Michelle Gardner-Quinn, Rape, sexual assault | 4 comments

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  1. Okay… We found out that Mr. Rooney has a brother named Rickie. He has already volunteered information regarding his family. His mother was left with six children to raise on her own. I am sure that he is the one that told Mr. Rooney to dispose of Michelle. B******!

    Anyway, I believe that one thing that particularly concerned you was whether Michelle was at peace when her body was tossed down the embankment. The answer from my end is that I don’t know; I’m not sure. We are going to have to look to the autopsy report for that.

    There is another page on this site that is just like this one, on which I posted a comment to Michelle’s family.

    May God, with all his strength, bless you.

    Comment by Patti | October 19, 2006

  2. Check out the story at:

    Comment by Patti | October 21, 2006

  3. The daaauuurn thing don’t work

    Just do a word search on the net
    under Rikki Rooney

    Comment by Patti | October 21, 2006

  4. [...] Brian Rooney was the last person seen with Michelle Gardner-Quinn alive as surveillance videos captured. Brian Rooney has a past of sexually allegations against him. Prosecutors have stated that they have strong DNA evidence linking Brian Rooney to Michelle Gardner-Quinn. So what did Brian Rooney plead in Court with regards to the strangling and murder of Michelle Gardner-Quinn … not guilty of course. [...]

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