Accused South Burlington carjacker a suspect in prison beating

Mbyayenge 'Robbie' Mafuta A South Burlington man, arrested on multiple criminal charges after a carjacking last spring of a 66-year-old woman, is n...

January 19, 2023
8:26 AM

Mbyayenge 'Robbie' Mafuta A South Burlington man, arrested on multiple criminal charges after a carjacking last spring of a 66-year-old woman, is now the prime suspect in a near-fatal beating in a cell at the Northwest State Correctional Facility in St. Albans, authorities said.Mbyayenge 'Robbie' Mafuta, 21, became involved in an altercation in a prison cell that he shared with Jeffrey Hall about 2 p.m. on Dec. 22, Vermont State Police said. Hall, 55, a Burlington-area resident, remained in critical condition in the intensive care unit at University of Vermont Medical Center more than two weeks after the incident, officials said.

Mike Donoghue