The bridge fight that ended with a deadly fall was a planned dispute over a woman, police say

Police say Joshua Granger told them there was an ongoing dispute between him and Jared Streeter concerning a girl they liked.

Joshua Granger.
Joshua Granger. –Burlington Police Department

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Police say the confrontation on a Vermont bridge that ended with a man plunging to his death was a planned fight to settle a dispute over a woman.

Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo said Monday that 20-year-old Jared Streeter ultimately fell 50 feet off the railroad bridge connecting Burlington and Winooski, suffering fatal head trauma. The Burlington Free Press reports 20-year-old Joshua Granger fled the scene and turned himself in 15 minutes later.

Granger, of Winooski, pleaded not guilty on Monday to a charge of second-degree murder. Prosecutors have asked that Granger remain jailed without bail.

Police say Granger told them there was an ongoing dispute between him and Streeter concerning a girl they liked.

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If convicted, Granger faces 20 years to life in prison.

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