Police say woman harassed paralyzed woman through Facebook

She called the alleged victim a "cripple" and told her to overdose.

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say a woman who’s on probation for assaulting a group of people is accused of a hate crime for harassing a paralyzed woman.

The Times Argus reports 24-year-old Alexia Voitle, of Worcester, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Barre to disturbing the peace by phone while committing a hate crime and two counts of violating conditions of release.

Police say Voitle called the alleged victim a “cripple” and told her to overdose in Facebook messages. Investigators say Voitle also referred to the woman as a “scumbag addict” in messages.

The alleged victim became paralyzed after a 2016 car crash.

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Voitle pleaded no contest in November to assault charges.

It was not immediately known if she is being represented by an attorney on the latest charges.

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