Bennington man arraigned in 2019 murder

A Bennington man accused in the 2019 killing of a Ballston Spa woman was officially arraigned Friday afternoon on a second-degree murder charge.

The Bennington banner reports Deven Moffitt is also now facing three federal gun and drug charges.

Moffitt pleaded not guilty to the charges, accusing him of killing Jessica Hildenbrandt.

Her remains were found outside a gravel pit in Searsburg.

Detectives say the two were in a relationship while Moffitt was jailed in Vermont on other charges.