Man sentenced to 150 months for drug-related murder in Cambridge

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CAMBRIDGE — Taylor Ruffin Herrington, a 31-year-old man from Philadelphia, was sentenced to 150 months in prison for his role in a drug-related murder in Vermont.

Herrington pleaded guilty to using a firearm in connection with a drug trafficking crime that caused the death of Michael Haines, as well as conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine base.

According to public records, Herrington had been selling heroin and crack cocaine in the Chittenden County area of Vermont between the summer of 2018 and March 2020.

On March 3, 2020, Herrington had a dispute with Haines, who had stolen Herrington’s heroin.

Herrington fired six shots at the front of Haines’ house in Cambridge, and one of the bullets struck Haines in the kitchen, resulting in his death.

Herrington has been incarcerated since his arrest in March 2020.

The case was investigated by the Vermont State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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