BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- About 75 people have held a candlelight vigil for a Burlington woman who remains in critical condition after authorities say she was beaten with a baseball bat. Her husband has been charged in the attack.
The group gathered Tuesday night at the Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes School in Burlington, which is attended by Colleen and James Scarola's children.
Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger issued a statement deploring the attack, saying that violence against women is a "scourge that has no place in Burlington."
Police said Colleen Scarola was attacked Sunday. James Scarola, a self-published author of horror and science fiction novels, pleaded not guilty Monday to an attempted murder charge.
The Burlington Free Press reports (http://bfpne.ws/14GyuL5) he had hosted a sparsely attended book-launch event Saturday just hours beforehand.